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CITY COUNCIL 

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CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, April 26, 1915. 

.8:30 O'CLOCK P. M. A f. r » I ^ <i 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Hon. Garter H. Harrison, 
Mayor, Hon. William Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Goughlin, Ken- 
na, Norris, DePriest, Stern, Werner. 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Martin, 
Nance, McGormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Gross, Tyden, Block, Vander- 
bilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, An- 
derson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 



Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thas. J. Lynch 
and Janke. 

Absent—Aid. McDermott. 

Call to Order. 

At 8:30 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), Hon. 
Garter H. Harrison, Mayor, caRed 
the Gouncil to order. 

Quorum. 

The Glerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Richert moved to defer con- 
sideration of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the regular meeting 



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April 26, 1915. 



hold Monday April 26, 1915, at 7:30 
o'v^look P. M., until the next suc- 
ceeding regular meeting of the 
Council. 

The motion prevailed. 
Approval of Official Bond of Wil- 
liam Halo Thompson as Mayor. 
The Clerk presented the official 
bond of William Hale Thompson as 
Mayor, in the penal sum of $10,- 
000.00, with James A. Pugh and 
William Nelson Pelouze as sureties. 
Aid. Richert moved to approve 
said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Y^as— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske, Cul- 
Iprton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Ut- 
patel Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowikk, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. I^jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
O'Toole Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke— 69. 
Nays — None. 

Hon. William Hale Thompson, 
Mayor, thereupon took the Chair. 
Message from Hon. William Hale 
Thompson, Mayor. 
His Honor the Mayor submitted 
the following message: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
CHIGAOO, April 26, 1915.1 
To the Honorable the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
The men and women of Chicago, 
by their sovereign right of suffrage, 
have placed in our hands the guid- 
ance and management of their mu- 
nicipal government. 



Our beloved city, the second m 
the United States, fourth in the 
world and destined to become the 
greatest in the world, today out- 
ranks in wealth and population 
many republics and monarchies and 
comprises a cosmopolitan citizen- 
ship gathered from all quarters of 
the globe to avail themselves ol 
equal opportunity, acquire wealth, 
secure justice and rear their chil- 
dren in the atmosphere of liberty. 
I am deeply appreciative of the 
honor of my position as chief ex- 
ecutive and profoundly sensible of 
the grave responsibilities it in- 
volves. In assuming the office of 
Mayor of Chicago I beseech your 
hearty and loyal co-operation in 
the conduct of this administration, 
that not only the people of our city, 
but of Illinois, the Nation and the 
World may henceforth look to Chi- 
cago as attractive to visit, desira- 
ble to reside in, inviting and profit- 
able to business, wide awake to 
the expansion of its commerce and 
ever solicitous for the employment, 
well-being and happiness of its 
people. 

My greatest desire, seconded by 
my ambition to achieve construc- 
tive results, is that no shadow of 
corruption, dishonesty or wrong- 
doing shall cloud any of the varied 
and multitudinous activities of the 
city government during my term oi 
office. 

It is my business and yours to 
safeguard ^ Chicago's interests and 
protect the life, liberty, personal 
and property rights of its citizens 
under the constitutions of the 
United States, the State of Illinois 
and the laws in force, which each 
of us have solemnly sworn to sup- 
port. Let this obligation guide us 
in the discharge of our official du- 
ties, and I ask you, Aldermen, and 
every citizen of Chicago of what- 
ever tendeney of party, creed or 
race to co-operate with me so that 
during the four years to come the 
fair name of Chicago shall stand 
out respect '^d. honored and unsul- 



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lied before the nations and people 
of the world. 

1 entrust to the heads of depart- 
ments and bureaus the conduct of 
the city's business. The responsi- 
bility for proper and efficient man- 
agement and the faithful execution 
of laws and ordinances rests upon 
their shoulders. I forewarn all 
concerned not to ignore this ad- 
monition. Service to the public 
must be the measure of efficiency. 
The inquiries and requests of citi- 
zens and taxpayers must be prompt- 
ly and intelligently handled by de- 
partment employees. Laziness and 
discourtesy will not be tolerated. 
Charges will be preferred against 
the negligent in this respect. The 
over-lapping of the inspection ser- 
vice between the several depart- 
ments and bureaus to the annoy- 
ance and petty persecution of tax- 
payers must be stopped and dupli- 
cate work and useless employees 
dispensed with. I ask the aid of 
the Aldermen in remedying these 
conditions. 

I have pledged the people of Chi- 
cago that €ur streets shall be safe 
for men, women and children. The 
Chief of Police must make them 
s€. I assure him and the members 
of his department of my support. 
T wish to say to the policemen of 
Chicago that credit will be award- 
ed for honest and capable police 
service and promotion can only be 
earned by a record of full per- 
formance of sworn duty. No po- 
litical influence will be permitted 
to have effect in the Police De- 
partment. The protection of life, 
limb and property, the security of 
every citizen and the safeguarding 
of the honor of women is too oblig- 
atory a function of government to 
yield to the trifling of politics. 

The patrons of our transporta- 
tion lines are entitled to better ser- 
vice than now afforded. I ask the 
proper committees of the Council 
and such departments of the city 
as deal with this service to move 
at once to enforce the provisions of 



the traction ordinances and relieve 
the conditions now responsible for 
overcrowding and delays. As Mayor 
I shall act in this matter to the ex- 
tent of the authority I possess for 
the purpose of benefiting the pub- 
lic forthwith. 

I am advised by the Chairman 
of the Public Utilities Committee of 
the House of Representatives of the 
General Assembly that two ele- 
ments may operate to defeat the 
passage of the so-called Chicago 
Home Rule Bill. These are the 
early adjournment of the Legisla- 
ture and the Public Utility Com- 
panies themselves. This authori- 
tative statement is of such a char- 
acter that it must be heeded by the 
press and the people if Chicago is 
to regain its right to regulate and 
control its public utilities, of 
which right it was deprived a year 
and a half ago. 

The people themselves must be 
aroused to the necessity for action 
in order to secure a restoration of 
their inherent right to local self- 
government and in this way regain 
the power to improve conditions in 
the traction service and regulate 
the prices to -be paid by the people 
for gas, electricity and telephone 
service. 

Members of the General Assembly 
from the State at large who believe 
in even-handed justice and fair 
play can certainly have no objec- 
tion to allowing Chicago Home Rule 
and the people of this city are cer- 
tainly capable of self-government 
and should not be denied this right 
at this time. 

The chief executive of our state 
is a former Mayor of this city and 
therefore realizes the imperative 
need for Home Rule. T have invited 
him to appear before the Public 
Utilities Committee of the House 
with me and I also invite all the 
Members of the City Council, rep- 
resentatives of the numerous civic 
organizations and as many public 
spirited citizens as can possibly 
spare a day from their business to 



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April 26, 1915. 



bo ill Springfield tomorrow and ap- 
pear with me before the Committee 
to urge upon the Legislature 
prompt consideration for the Home 
Rule Bill and such action by the 
House and Senate Committees as 
will bring this vital measure to a 
roll call on its passage in both 
branches of the General Assembly. 

1 have promised the gas con- 
sumers of Chicago that the city's 
interest in the pending suits to se- 
cure permanent price reductions 
and the return of refunds due them 
will be vigorously prosecuted and 
in my campaign, in challenging my 
opponent's stand on this question, 
I named a committee of aldermen, 
whom I would appoint to engage 
competent counsel for this purpose. 
I hereby redeem this promise and 
request Aldermen Lawley, Utpatel, 
Merriam, Gapitain, Nance and Rich- 
ert to act as a special committee 
for the purpose named and urge 
their confirmation under your rules 
that they may take prompt steps 
in this important matter. In the 
meantime I renew my advice to all 
gas consumers to save their re- 
ceipted gas bills. 

For reasons over which the local 
government of Chicago has no con- 
trol we have 150,000 people out of 
employment and many more work- 
ing at reduced wages and on part 
time. This causes distress. The 
plurality of 148,000 votes by which 
I was elected cannot be explained 
by the paramount importance of 
one or several local issues. The 
fact is the voters emphatically ex- 
pressed their dissatisfaction with 
the economic conditions existing 
under the present national admin- 
istration and protested as vehe- 
mently as they could against the 
legislation enacted at Washington 
which has been followed by hard 
limes. When the voters are aroused 
to a political situation they gener- 
ally respond in the right. The re- 
sults of this contest are undoubt- 
fMliy but a forecast of the people's 



verdict to be rendered at the polls 
in the next general election. 

But we should urge action to al- 
leviate depressing commercial con- 
ditions locally, and this is the time 
to devise ways and means to ex- 
pedite the construction of all con- 
templated public works, including 
the new Union Station and other 
terminal projects under considera- 
tion by the Terminals Commission, 
the widening of Twelfth street, the 
Michigan Boulevard extension, the 
water front development and the 
subway problem. In addition I de- 
sire to obtain the co-operation of 
the City Council in engendering a 
spirit of team work among the 
commercial interests of our city 
.with a view to reviving in some de- 
gree private business activity. I 
have, therefore, in accordance with 
announced pre-election statements, 
arranged to call a business men's 
convention, to be held in the near 
future, for the purpose of jointly 
discussing between the business 
men of Chicago, large and small, 
representatives of the railroads, 
traction lines and public servico 
corporations and the executive, leg- 
islative and administrative officials 
of the city, plans to stimulate ac- 
tivity in public, semi-public and 
private enterprises to provide work 
for thousands of unemployed peo- 
ple. 

Under the statutes I am part of 
the City Council. I. shall strive to 
preside over your deliberations 
with fairness and parliamentary de- 
corum. I shall make recommenda- 
tions to you from time to timc^ on 
matters bearing upon the adminis- 
tration of the city government and 
for the best interests of the people 
as 1 see them. 

No doubt, 1 shall deem it my duty 
at times to veto certain measures 
passed by your Honorable Body. In 
so doing I want the members of the 
Council to feel that no discourtesy 
toward one or more is intended. I 
shall only exercise that power af- 



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lev mature and impersonal consid- 
eration. 

i am a firm believer in the sepa- 
ration of the three coi-ordinate 
branches of government — ^Execu- 
tive, Legislative and Judicial — pe- 
culiar to our American system, and 
that one should not intrude upon 
or violate the prerogatives of the 
other. I do not intend to exceed 
the rights and privileges of the ex- 
ecutive nor transgress upon the leg- 
islative or judicial functions. I 
shall impartially execute the laws 
made by the proper legislative au- 
thorities and interpreted by the 
Judiciary. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Committee to Prosecute Litigation 

in the Matter of Reductions 

in Gas Rates. 

Aid. Lawley moved to grant au- 
thority for the committee named in 
said message to engage competent 
counsel to prosecute certain pending 
litigations in the matter of reduc- 
tions of gas rates, and to concur in 
the appointments to said committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lipps moved that said mes- 
sage be published in the Journal 
and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Adoption of Rules of Procedure. 

„ Aid. Sitts presented a resolution 

^ ♦embodying rules of procedure for 
the Council 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said resolution. 

Aid. Sitts moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

Aid. Merriam presented the fol- 
lowing amendment to said resolu- 
tion: 



Amend resolution embodying 
rules of procedure by adding the 
following rule, to be known as 
Rule 57 : 

"No member of this Council 
shall solicit, either for himself 
or for any other person, em- 
ployment with any railroad or 
public service corporation oper- 
ating in the City of Chicago." 

Aid. Merriam moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 

The motion was lost, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Ye«5— Stern, Werner, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Krause, Geiger, 
Ivjellander, Wallace, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, Kearns, 
Buck, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 33. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Mulac, Utpatel, Szym- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, 
Healy, Murray, Bowler, Powers, 
Miller, Bauler, Ellison, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Ber- 
gen, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, To- 
man, Blaha — 35. 

The question being put on the 
motion to adopt said resolution, 
the motion prevailed. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted : 

Resolved, That the following rules 
be and they are hereby declared to 
be the rules of this Council: 

Meetings of the City Council. 

Rule i. Regular meetings of the 
City Council shall be held every 
Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock, 
unless otherwise ordered at a reg- 
ular meeting. Special meetings may 
be held at any time, on call of the 
Mayor, or any three or more Alder- 
men; such call shall be in writing, 
duly signed, and shall be presented 
to the Clerk, who shall proceed im- 



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mediately to prepare notices of the 
same and shall cause them to be 
served on members of the Council, 
in the usual manner; such notices 
shall describe, in brief, the nature 
or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call 
for the same shall be read and af- 
terward filed by the Clerk; and no 
business other than t|iat proposed 
by the call, shall be in order at 
such meeting. 

Order of Business. 

Rule 2. Each meeting of the 
Council shall convene at the hour 
appointed for such meeting. In the 
absence of the Mayor a temporary 
chairman for the meeting shall be 
elected by a majority vote of the 
-Aldermen present. The Clerk (or 
some one appointed to fill his place) 
shall thereupon immediately call 
the roll of members. If no quorum 
be present, the Council shall not 
thereby stand adjourned, but the 
members present shall be compe- 
tent to adjourn the Council by a 
majority vote. 

A quorum for the transaction of 
business shall consist of a majority 
of all the Aldermen entitled by law 
to be elected. When a quorum is 
present the Council shall proceed 
to the business before it, which 
shall be conducted in the following 
order : 

• 1. The reading of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the last meeting 
or meetings, and correction and ap- 
proval of the same, unless dis- 
pensed with by the Council. 

2. Reports and communications 
from city ofiicers. 

3. Reports of standing commit- 
tees. 

\. Reports of select committees. 

5. Presentation of petitions, com- 
nninications, resolutions and ordi- 
nances by Aldermen, and improve- 
ment ordinances recommended by 
the Board of Local Improv<Mnents. 

6. Unfinished business of preced- 
ing meetings. 



7. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to 
the priority of business shall be 
decided by the Chair, without de- 
bate, subject to appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of President. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer 
shall preserve order and decorum, 
and may speak to points of order 
in preference to other members, 
rising from his seat for that pur- 
pose, and shall decide all questions 
of order, subject to an appeal to 
the City Council, on which appeal 
no member shall speak more than 
once without the unanimous con- 
sent of the Council. 

Rule 5. While the presiding offi- 
cer is putting the question, no mem- 
ber shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous 
to his speaking, making a motion 
or seconding the same, shall rise 
from his seat and address himself 
to the presiding officer, and say, 
"Mr. President," but shall not pro- 
ceed with his remarks until recog- 
nized and named by the Chair. 

Rule 7. When two ^or more 
members rise at once, the presiding 
officer shall name the member who 
is first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the 
Council, only city officers, ex-alder- 
men and persons connected with 
the press shall be admitted within 
the bar of the City Council Cham- 
ber, unless upon invitation of the 
Chairman. Lobbying shall not be 
permitted. 

Rule 9. In case of any disturb- 
ance or disorderly conduct, the pre- 
siding officer shall have the power 
to require the Chamber to be 
I'leared if necessary. 

Rule 10. Smoking shall be strict- 
ly prohibited in the Council Cham- 
ber during the session of the Coun- 
cil. 

Duties and Privilecjes of Members. 

Ruj.E 11. When a member wishes 

t(t prcscnit a communication, peti- 



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tion, order, resolution or other 
original matter, he shall send it to 
the desk of the Clerk, who shall 
read such matter when reached m 
its proper order; and the Chairman 
shall call each ward for the fifth 
order of business, beginning one 
meeting at the First Ward, and the 
next meeting at the Thirty-fifth 
Ward, and so on alternately during 
the term of the Council. 

Rule 12. No member, without 
leave of the Council, shall speak 
more than once upon the same sub- 
ject, until every member desirous 
of speaking shall have spoken; and 
no member shall speak longer than 
five minutes at any one time, ex- 
cept by consent of the Council. 

RULE 13. A member when called 
to order by the Chair shall there- 
upon take his seat unless permitted 
by the Chair to explain. If there 
be no appeal, the decision of the 
Chair shall be conclusive; but, if 
the member appeal from the de- 
cision of the Chair, such appeal 
shall be decided by the Council. 

Rule 14. While a member is 
speaking, no member shall hold any 
private discourse nor pass between 
the speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 15. Every member who 
shall be oresent when a question is 
stated from the Chair, shall vote 
thereon, unless excused by the 
Council, or unless he is directly in- 
terested in the question, in which 
case he shall not vote. 

RULE 16. No member shall be al- 
lowed to leave the Council while in 
session unless excused by the pre- 
siding officer; and for attempting to 
do so, or for persistent violation of 
any other rule or order, may be re- 
strained or otherwise dealt with as 
the President of the Council may 
direct. 

Motions and Resohitions. 

Rule 17. Any matter before the 
Council may be set down as a spe- 
cial order of business at a time 
certain, if two-thirds of the Alder- 



men present vote in the affirmative, 
but not otherwise. 

Rule 18. No motion shall be put 
or debated unless it be seconded. 
When a motion is seconded, it shall 
be stated by the presiding officer 
before debate, and every such mo- 
tion shall be reduced to writing, if 
required by a member, and the pro- 
poser of the motion shall be entitled 
to the floor. 

Rule 19. After a motion or reso- 
lution is stated by the presiding 
officer, it shall be deemed to be m 
possession of the Council, but may 
be withdrawn at any time before 
decision or amendment, by consent 
of the Council. 

RULE 20. If any question under 
consideration contains several dis- 
tinct propositions, the Council by a. 
majority vote of the members pres- 
ent may divide such question. 

RULE 21. In all cases where a 
resolution or motion is entered on 
the minutes of the Council, the 
name of the member moving the 
same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering Vote. 

Rule 22. If any member require 
it, the yeas and nays upon any ques- 
tion shall be taken and entered on 
the Journal; but the yeas and nays 
shall not be taken unless called for 
previous to any vote on the ques- 
tion. 

Rule 23. The result of all votes 
by yeas and nays shall not be an- 
nounced by the Clerk, but shall be 
handed by him to the Chairman for 
announcement, and no vote shall be 
changed after the tally list has 
passed from the hands of the Clerk. 
Precedence of Questions. 

RULE 24. When a blank is to be 
filled, and different sums or times 
proposed, the question shall "be 
taken first on the lesser sum or the 
longest time. 

Rule 25. When a question is 
under debate, the only motions in 
order shall be : 1, , to : adjourn to a 



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day certain; 2, to adjourn; 3, to lay 
on the table; 4, the previous ques- 
tion; 5, to refer; 6, to amend; 7, to 
substitute; 8, to postpone indefi- 
nitely or to a day certain; Nos. 2, 3 
and 4 to be decided without debate. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 2G. A motion to adjourn 
the Council shall always be in or- 
der, except: 1, when a member is 
in possession of the floor; 2, while 
the yeas and nays are being called; 
3, when the members are voting; 4, 
when adjournment was the last pre- 
ceding motion, and 5, when it has 
been decided that the previous ques- 
tion shall be taken. 

Rule 27. A motion simply to ad- 
journ shall not be subject to amend- 
ment, but a motion to adjourn to a 
time certain shall be, and shall be 
subject to debate. 

Rule 28. The Council may at 
any time adjourn over one or more 
regular meetings, on a vote of a 
majority of all the Aldermen auth- 
orized by law to be elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 29. When the previous 
question is moved and seconded it 
shall be put in this form : "Shall the 
main question now be put?". If 
such question be carried, all further 
amendments and all further mo- 
tions and debate shall be excluded, 
and the question put without delay, 
upon the pending amendments in 
proper order, and then upon the 
main question. 

To Lay on the Table. 

Rule 30. A motion to simply lay 
a question on the table is not de- 
batabhs but a motion to lay on the 
table and publish, or any other con- 
dition, is subject lo amendment and 
debate. 

A motion to U\]io any motion oi* 
other proposition from the table 
may be proposed at the same meet- 
ing at which such motion or propo- 
sition was laid upon the table, pro- 



vided two-thirds of the Aldermen 
vote therefor. 

Rule 31. A motion to lay any 
particular motion or proposition on 
the table shall apply to that motion 
or proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

Rule 32. When consideration of a 
motion or other proposition is post- 
poned indefinitely, it shall not be 
agam taken up at the same meeting. 

To Refer. 

Rule 33. A motion to refer to a 
standing committee shall take pre- 
cedence over a similar motion to 
7-efer to a select committee. 

To Amend. 

Rule 34. A motion to amend an 
amendment shall be in order, but 
one to amend an amendment to an 
amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 35. An amendment modify- 
ing the intention of a motion shall 
be in order; but an amendment re- 
lating to a different subject shall not 
be in order. 

Rule 36. On an amendment to 
"strike out and insert," the para- 
,^raph to be amended shall first be 
read as it stands, then the words 
proposed to be stricken out. then 
those to be inserted and finally, the 
paragraph as it will stand if so 
amended shall be read. 

To Substitute. 

Rt-le 37. A substitute for anv 
original proposition in debate may 
b(^ entertained when further amend- 
ment is not admissible; and if ac- 
cepted by the mover of such original 
proposition, or by the Council by 
vote, it shall entireh'' supersede such 
oi'iginal proposition and cut off all 
amendments appertaining thereto. 

Reconsideration. 

Rii.i': 38. A vote or ijucstion may 
be r(M'onsid«M'(Mi at any time durinl' 
the same meeting, or at the first 
regular meeting held ther(nifter. A 
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been once made, and decided in the 
negative, shall not be renewed, nor 
shall a vote to reconsider be recon- 
sidered. 

Rule 39. A motion to reconsider 
must be made and seconded by 
members who voted in the majority, 
unless otherwise provided by law; 
provided, however, that where a mo- 
tion is lost only by reason of its not 
having received a two-thirds or 
three-fourths vote required for its 
passage, a motion to reconsider may 
be made and seconded by those vot- 
ing in the affirmative on such mo- 
tion. 

Precedence of Business. 

Rule 40. The City Council shall 
at all regular meetings resume busi- 
ness at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding 
the last adjournment with the ex- 
ception of orders Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 
of Rule 2, which shall be called and 
disposed of before resuming busi- 
ness as herein provided. 

Rule 41. The following shall be 
the standing committees of the City 
Council and the membership there- 
-of: 

1. On Finance; 15 members. 

2. On Local Transportation; 17 

members. 

3. On Gas, Oil and Electric 

Light; 17 members. 

4. On Harbors, Wharves and 

Bridges; 15 members. 

5. On Local Industries; 15 

members: seven members 
to be selected from the 
West Side wards, five 
from the South Side 
wards, and three from the 
North Side wards. 

6. On Judiciary; 17 members. 

7. On Streets and Alleys; 15 

members : seven members 
to be selected from the 
West Side wards, five 
from the South Side 
wards and three from the 
North Side wards. 
^ S. On Lioensv^; 15 members. 



9. On Buildings and City Hall; 
15 member?. 

10. On Schools, Fire, Police and 

Civil Service; 15 mem- 
bers. 

11. On Health; 15 members. 

12. On Railway Terminals; 15 

members. 

13. On Compensation; 6 mem- 

• hers. 

14. On Track Elevation; 9 mem- 

bers. 

15. Special Park Commission; 

15 members, including 
five aldermen to be se- 
lected by the Council, and 
ten other citizens of Chi- 
cago, to be appointed by 
the Mayor. 
Rule 42. The Special Park Com- 
mission shall act in conjunction 
with the Mayor in all matters per- 
taining to small parks, play grounds 
and bathing beaches. 

Select Committees. 

Rule 43. On the acceptance of a 
final report from a select commit- 
tee, the said committee shall be 
discharged without a vote, unless 
otherwise ordered. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 44. All matters relating 
exclusively to streets and alleys, 
taxation and street nomenclature 
shall be referred to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys; provided, 
that all applications for switch 
tracks and for street or alley vaca- 
tions for industrial purposes shall 
be referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

All matters relating exclusively 
to State Legislation, Elections and 
Rules, shall be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

All matters relating exclusively 
to the water supply shall he re- 
ferred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

All matters relating to Bathing 
Beaches and Recreation Piers, shall 



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ORGANIZATION. 



April 26, 1915, 



be referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

■ Rule 45. Unless in cases of 
emergency, committee meetings 
shall be called at least twenty-four 
hours prior to the time of the 
meetings, and each member shall 
attend promptly at the hour stated 
in the notice, and three consecutive 
violations of this rule shall subject 
the offender to removal from the 
committee by the President of the 
Council. 

The City Clerk shall keep an ac- 
curate and complete record of at- 
tendance of all Council Committee 
sessions called, whether a quorum 
is uresent or not, and shall submit 
to 'the Council a semi-annual re- 
port on the first meeting after the 
summer vacation and the last meet- 
ing in March of each year, showing 
the number of committee meetings 
called, the number held, the number 
not held because of lack of a quo- 
rum, the number of opportunities 
each Alderman had for attending 
committee meetings and the per- 
centage of his attendance based upon 
the number of meetings called; pro- 
vided, that whenever an Alderman 
shall have been absent from a com- 
mittee meeting, or committee meet- 
ings, bv virtue of an appointment by 
the Mayor or the City Council to ab- 
sent himself from the city on busi- 
ness for the City of Chicago, and he 
shall notify the City Clerk of the 
time of his departure from the city 
bv virtue of said appointment, and 
shall report to the City Clerk upon 
his return to the city, the City Clerk 
shall not take into consideration the 
meetings of committees of which 
such Alderman is a member held 
during his absence from the city for 
th(^ purpose of computing the per- 
centage of committee attendance of 
such Alderman; and provided that 
when an Alderman is present at a 
regularly called meeting and due at 
another iM^gularly called meeting at 
the same hour that the City Clerk 
shall take into consideration but one 
of said meetings in computing the 



percentage of committee attendance ; 
of such Alderman, and the City Clerk ; 
shall when presenting his report of j 
attendance at committee meetings, | 
include in such report the causes of J 
non-attendance of any Alderman at 
any committee meeting. i 

A meeting of all chairmen of the || 
various Council Committees shall be 
held, to be called by the Chairman i 
of the Finance Committee, each year 
after the selection of Council Com- 
mittees, for the purpose of setting 
the day and hour of meetings of 
such committees; unless in cases of 
emergency the schedule so adopted 
shall be comolied with and a copy 
of such schedule shall be posted by 
the City Clerk in a conspicuous I 
place in each Council Committee 
room. 

Rule 46. All ordinances, peti- 
tions, resolutions, orders and coni- 
munications to the Council shall, 
unless bv unanimous consent, be re- 
ferred to appropriate committees, to 
be decided by the Chair, and only 
acted upon by the Council at a sub- 
sequent meeting, on the report of 
the committee having the same m 
charge. 

Rule 47. When two or more com- 
mittees are called, the Council shall 
decide to which committee the sub- 
ject matter shall go. 

Reports of Committees. 
Rule 48. Standing and select 
committees, to whom references are 
made, shall in all cases report m 
writing at least once in each month 
(unless further time is granted by 
a vote of the Council' the state of 
facts with their opinion thereon 
Minority reports may be received 
at the same time with the major- 
ity reports. 

Rule 49. Each committee of the 
City Council shall cause to be kept 
a record of its proceedings; and 
whenever a roll call is had by any 
such committee, such record shall 
plainlv indicate the vote of each 
member thereof. These records 
shall be filed in the office of the 



April 26, 1915. 



ORGANIZATION. 



11 



City Clerk and shall be open to pub- 
lic inspection. 

Rule 50. All reports of commit- 
tees shall be addressed "To the 
Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assem- 
bled:". They shall briefly describe 
the matter referred, and tne con- 
clusion to which the committee 
has arrived; which conclusion shall 
be summed up in the form of an 
ordinance, order, resolution, recom- 
mendation or some other distinct 
proposition; and such reports may 
be presented to the Council by the 
chairmen of the committees <lur- 
ing the call of the wards, when the 
wards they respectively represent 
are reached. 

General Provisions. 

Rule 51. All ordinances for the 
vacation of streets, alleys or other 
public property in the City of Chi- 
cago shall contain, in addition to 
the legal description of the prop- 
erty sought to be vacated by such 
ordinances, the popular description 
of the property, giving in the case 
of a lot the street number, in the 
case of an alley the names of the 
streets surrounding the block or 
blocks in which such alley is lo- 
cated and in the case of a street 
the names of the two nearest inter- 
secting cross streets. Said legal and 
popular description and the name 
of the beneficiary or beneficiaries 
shall be printed in the Journal of 
the Council proceedings of the 
meeting at which said ordinance is 
introduced. 

Before any vacation ordinance is 
finally acted upon by the Council 
the legal description of the prop- 
erty sought to be vacated shall be 
verified by the City's Bureau of 
Maps and Plats. 

All ordinances amending any 
section of the Code of Chicago or 
any general or special ordinance of 
the city shall be so printed in the 
Council Journal that the change 
made in the original ordinance 
shall be shown in italics in the 



event that sentences, phrases or 
provisions are added to the original 
ordinance. 

All ordinances approved by stand- 
ing committees of the Council shall, 
immediately upon such approval, 
be published in pamphlet form by 
the City Clerk for distribution and 
shall be published by a sufficiently 
identifying caption in the Council 
Journal until after the final passage 
of said ordinance or ordinances by 
the City Council, when they shall 
be published in full. 

Rule 52. The rules of parlia- 
mentary practice comprised in 
"Robert's Rules of Order" shall 
govern the Council in all cases to 
which they are applicable, and in 
which they are not inconsistent with 
the standing rules of this Council. 

Suspension, Etc., of Rules. 

Rule 53. These rules may be 
temporarily suspended by a vote of 
two-thirds of the Aldermen pres- 
ent, but shall not be repealed,- al- 
tered or amended unless by concur- 
rence of two-thirds of all the Alder- 
ment entitled by law to be elected. 

Sergeant- at- Arms. 

Rule 54. There shall be elected 
by ballot, by the members of the 
Council, a Sergeant-at-Arms of this 
Council, who shall preserve order, 
obey the directions of the City Coun- 
cil and perform all duties usually 
appertaining to the dffice of Ser- 
geant-at-Arms of deliberative as- 
semblies. iSaid Sergeant-at-Arms 
shall have power to appoint such 
number of assistants as he may deem 
necessary, for any length of time, 
not exceeding twenty-four hours at 
any one time; provided, that such 
Sergeant-at-Arms shall be remov- 
able at the will of the Council by 
resolution duly adopted. 

Censure. 

Rule 55. Any member acting or 
appearing in a lewd or disgraceful 
manner, or who uses opprobrious, 
obscene or insulting language to or 



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April L'G, 1915. 



about any member of the City Coun- 
cil, or who does not obey th'e order 
of the Chair, shall be, on motion, 
censured by a majority vote of the 
members present, or expelled by a 
two-thirds vote of all members 
elected. In case of censure, the 
Sergeant-at-Arms, his assistants, or 
any person acting under direction of 
the Chair, shall cause the member 
censured to vacate his seat and come 
before the bar of the Council and 
receive consure from the Chair. 

Floral Displays. 

Rule 56. Floral displays or dec- 
orations shall not be permitted in 
the Council Chamber during the ses- 
sion of the Council. 

Rule 57, No member of this 
Council shall solicit or accept any 
pass or discriminatory or preferen- 
tial rate or charge from any rail- 
road or other public service corpo- 
ration. 

No member of this Council shall 
request or direct any city employee 
to solicit any such pass or discrim- 
inatory or preferential rate for the 
said Alderman or for any other 
purpose. 



Election of Sergeant- at- Arms. 

Aid. Sitts, by unanimous consent, 
presented the following resolution: 

Resolved, That William H. Brown 
be and he is hereby elected Sergeant- 
at-Arms of the City Council for the 
year 1915-16, 

Aid. Sitts moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the Clerk 
be instructed to cast one ballot for 
William H. Br-own as the unani- 
mous choicer of the Council as Ser- 
geant-at-Arms for the year 1915- 
1916. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk thereupon cast a bal- 
lot as directed, and William H. 
Brown was dtM'larcd duly elected 



Sergeant-at-Arms 
1915-1916. 



for the year 



Commission on Downtown Munici- 
pal Improvements. 

Aid. Sitts, by unanimous consent, 
presented the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Commission 
on Downtown Municipal Improve- 
ments be continued, and the Chair 
is hereby authorized to appoint the 
members of such Commission in ac- 
cordance with a resolution passed 
December 17, 1913, which resolu- 
tion provides for a membership of 
fifteen members, of which six shall 
be Aldermen, one the Commissioner 
of Public Works, one the City En- 
gineer, one the Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity, and six citizens 
at large. 

Aid. Sitts moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. 
The motion prevailed. 



Raihvay Terminal Conmiission. 

Aid. Sitts, by unanimous consent, 
presented the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the Railway Ter- 
minal Commission, authorized by a 
resolution adopted March 23, 1914. 
be continued for the year 1915-16, 
and that its members be appointed 
in accordance with said resolution 
of March 23, 1914, published in 
Council Journal pages 4579 and 
4580. 

Aid, Sitts moved to adopt the 
forc^going resolutioiL 
The motion prevailed. 



(Hiicajjo Plan Commission: 
Vacancies. 

Aid, Sitts, by unanimous consent, 
presented the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Chair be and 
lie is hereby authorized to appoint 
such members of the Chicago Plan 
Coinmission as may be necessary to 
fill vacancies. 



April 26, 1915. 



ORGANIZATION, 



13 



Aid. Sitts moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. 
The motion prevailed. 



Election of Standing Committees. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Sitts 
presented a list of proposed stand- 
ing committees and proposed mem- 
bers thereof for the year 1915- 
1916, which was read by the Clerk. 

Aid. Sitts moved that said list be 
adopted as the list of standing com- 
mittees for the year 1915-1916, that 
each committee be composeed of the 
members therein specified, and that 
the first-named Alderman under 
each committee act as the chairman 
of said committee. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Nance, McCormick, Kimball, 
Merriam, Gross, Tyden, Block, Yan- 
derbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rod- 
riguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiel- 
ka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Mur- 
ray, BowTer, Powers, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Demipsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, 
Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 65. 

Naijs — Goughlin, Kenna — 2. 

Said list reads as follows : 

Standing Committees of the City 
Council for the Year 1915-1916. 

FINANCE. 

Richert, Doyle, Nance, Merriam, 
Block, Kerner, Lawley, Sitts, Geiger, 
Gapitain, Lipps, Littler, Kearns, 
Fisher, Thos. J. Lynch. 

I>OCAL TR-'\NSPORTATION. 

Gapitain, Richert, Nance, Vander- 
bili. Smith, Utpatel, Walkowiak, 



Healy, Geiger, Kjellander, Lipps. 
Watson, Bergen, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Toman, Thos. J. Lynch. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

Sitts, Merriam, Gross, McNichols, 
Pettkoske, Lawley, Utpatel, Walko- 
wiak, Bowler, Wallace, Haderlein. 
O'Toole, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Buck. 
Toman. 

HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

Littler, Kenna, Stern, Doyle, Van- 
derbilt, Ray, Zwiefka, Murray, Fick. 
Krause, Bauler, Wallace, Watson. 
McDermott, Wm. J. Lynch. 

LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

Fisher, Norris, Gross, Klaus, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Lawley, Sitts, Bauler, 
Link, Pretzel, Dempsey, McDermott. 
O'Toole, Michaelson. 

JUDICIARY. 

Kerner, Goughlin, Norris, Werner, 
Hickey, Kimball, Ray, Szymkowski, 
Powers, Miller, Bauler, Kjellander, 
Demipsey, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lyncn. 
Buck, Blaha. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

Healy, Goughlin, Hickey, Tyden. 
McNichols, Anderson, Zwiefka, Fick. 
Krause, Kjellander. Haderlein. 
Hrubec, Rea, Blaha, Janke. 

LICENSE. 

Toman, Norris, Werner, McGor- 
mick, Tyden, Mulac, Smith, Bowler. 
Fick, Krause, Ellison, Haderlein. 
Kennedy, O'Toole, Janke. 

BUILDINGS AND CITY HALL. 

Pretzel, Martin, McGormick, Kim- 
ball, Vanderbilt, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Ray, Smith, Powers. Miller, Link, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Wm. J. Lynch. 

SCHOOLS, FIRE, POLICE AND CIVIL SER- 
VICE. 

Thos. J. Lyncli, DePriest, Stern. 
Hickey, Martin. McGormick, Klaus. 
Powers, Miller, Ellison, Gnadt, Ken- 
nedy, McDermott, Buck, Blaha. 

HEALTH. 

Nance, Kenna, DePriest, Stern, 
Martin, Kimball, Tyden, Gullerton. 



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April 26, 1915. 



Mulac, Anderson, Rodriguez, Szym- 
kowski, Murray, Gnadt, Pretzel. 

IL-MLWAY TERMINALS. 

Geiger, Kenna, Richert, Merriam, 
Block, Pettkoske, Utpatel, Walko- 
wiak, Healy, Bowler, Gapitaln, 
Lipps, Littler, Bergen, Rea. 

TRACK ELEVATION. 

Michaelson. Gross, McNichols, 
Anderson, Rodriguez, Zwiefka, Wal- 
lace, Hrubec, Janke. 

COMPENSATION. 

Kearns, Werner, Doyle, Kerner, 
Murray, Watson. 

SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

Block, Coughlin, Gullerton, Gnadt, 
Link. 



Matters Lindisposed of by Commit- 
tees of Old Council Referred to 
Committees of New Council. 

Aid. Richert, by unanimous con- 
sent, presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Resolved, That all matters re- 
ferred to the various committees 
of this Council during the year 
1914-15 and undisposed of by the 
Council, except the Finance Com- 
mittee's report and recommendation 
on reorganization of Law Depart- 
ment, be referred to the respective 
new committees of this Council as 
appointed for the year 1915-16, and 
the said new committees be and they 
are hereby directed to give consid- 
eration to all such matters referred 
to them respectively. , 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. The motion 
prevailed. 



(Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
Other City Ofliceis, Departments 
and Brandies of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
th(' following communication: 



Appointment of Eugene R. Pike as 
City Comptroller. 

Office of the Mayor,} 
CHICAGO, April 26, 1915.f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Eugene R. 
Pike to be Comptroller for the City 
of Chicago, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed I Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
the foregoing appointment. 

Aid. Kennedy moved to defer con- 
sideration thereof for one week. 

Aid. Healy moved to lay on the 
table the motion to defer. 

The motion to lay on the table 
prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
motion to concur, the motion pre- 
vailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Richard S. Fol^om 
as Corporation Counsel. 

Office of the Ma^or,] 
Chicago. April 26, 1915. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Richard 
8. Folsom to be Corporation Coun- 
sel for the City of Chicago, and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed Wm. Hale Thompson. 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bowler moved to concur in 
the foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The following commimication : 



April 26, 1915. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



15 



\ppoiniment of Wm. R. Moorhouse 
as Commissioner of Public Works. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1915.f 
To the Eonorahle, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I herehy appoint William 
R Moorhouse to he Commissioner 
of Puhlic Works for the City of 
Chicago, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. ' 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of William H. Reid as 
Smoke Inspector. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1915.( 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen^ — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint William 
H. Reid as Smoke Inspector for the 
City of Chicago, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Hon- 
orable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bowler moved to concur in 
the foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of William Burkhardt 

as Deputy Commissioner of 

Public Works. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1915.( 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 

the law I hereby appoint William 



Burkhardt to be Deputy Commis- 
sioner of Public Works for the City 
of Chicago, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bowler moved to concur in 
the foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Charles C. Healey as 
General Superintendent of Police. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 19i5.j; 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Charles 
C Healey to be General Superin- 
tendent of Police for the City of 
Chicago, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 
Appointment of Dr. John Dill 
Robertson as Commissioner 
of Health. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
CHICAGO, April 26, 1915.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Dr. John 
Dill Robertson to be Commissioner 
of Health for the City of Chicago, 
and respectfully ask the concur- 
rence of your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed^ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



^ 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



April 26, 1915. 



Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed (Aid. Rod- 
riguez and Kennedy desiring to be 
recorded as voting "No"). 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Appointment of Harry B. Miller as 
Prosecuting Attorney. 

Office of the Mayor,} 
Chicago, April 26, 1915.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Harry B. 
Miller to be Prosecuting Attorney 
for the City of Chicago, and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Charles J. Forsberg 
as City Collector. 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, April 26, 191 5. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Charles 
J. Forsberg to be City Collector for 
the City of Chicago, and respect- 
fully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The lollowing communication: 



Appointment of Virtus C. Rohm as 
Business Agent 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chic.\go, April 26, 1915.{ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Virtus G. 
Rohm to be Business Agent for the 
City of Chicago, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Hon- 
orable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Appointment of Dr. Michael Joseph 
Pureell as City Physician. 

Office of the Mayor, { 
Chicvgo, April 26^ 1915.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Dr. Mich- 
ael Joseph Pureell to be City Phy- 
sician for the City of Chicago, and 
respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson,- . 

Mayor. 

Aid. Lipps moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Michael J. Faherty 

as Member of Board of Local 

lmpi*(>vements. 

Office of the Mayor, ( 
Chicago, April 26, 1915. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Michael J. 



April 26, 1915. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



17 



Faherty as a member of the Board 
of Local Improvements to succeed 
Frank Rydzewski, whose term has 
expired, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Bowler moved to concur in 
the foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Appointments of Members of Civil 
Service Commission. 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, April 26, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I have the honor to 
advise you that in conformity with 
the law I have this day appointed 
Percy B. Coffin a member of the 
Civil Service Commission to suc- 
ceed H. M. Campbell, whose term 
has expired; Edward C. Racey to 
succeed Elton Lower, whose term 
has expired; and Joseph P. Geary 
to succeed J. J. Flynn, whose term 
has expired. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Approval of Oflicial Bonds. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
official bonds as follows : 

Bond of Eugene R. Pike as City 
Comptroller, in the penal sum of 
$100,000.00, with Benjamin H. 
Conkling and Fidelity and Deposit 
Company of Maryland as sureties; 

3ond of Richard S. Folsom as 
Corporation Counsel, in the penal 
sum of $5,000.00, with Daniel J. 
Schuyler, Jr., and Fidelity and De- 
posit Company of Maryland as 
sureties; 



Bond of William R. Moorhouse 
as Commissioner of Public Works, 
in the penal sum of $50,000.00, with 
Daniel J. Schuyler, Jr., and South- 
ern Surety Company as sureties; 

Bond of William H. Reid as 
Smoke Inspector, in the penal sum 
of $10,000.00, with William Burk- 
hardt and Southern Surety Com- 
pany as sureties; 

Bond of William Burkhardt as 
Deputy Commissioner of Public 
Works, in the penal sum of $25,- 
000.00, with Charles C. Fitzmorris 
and Southern Surety Company as 
sureties; 

Bond of Charles C. Healey as 
General Superintendent of Police, 
in the penal sum of $25,000.00, with 
William W. Sullivan and American 
Surety Company of New York as 
sureties. 

Bond of John Dill Robertson as 
Commissioner of Health, in the 
penal sum of $5,000.00, with Walter 
Faraday and Chicago Bonding and 
Surety Company as sureties; 

Bond of Harry B. Miller as Prose- 
cuting Attorney, in the penal sum 
of $5,000.00, with Francis A. Becker 
and Chicago Bonding and Surety 
Company as sureties; 

Bond of Charles J. Forsberg as 
City Collector, in the penal sum of 
$250,000.00, with Southern Surety 
Company, H. C. Patterson and Na- 
tional Surety Company as sureties; 

Bond of Virtus C. Rohm as Busi- 
ness Agent, in the penal sum of 
$50,000.00, with Francis A. Becker, 
Chicago Bonding and Surety Com- 
pany and Southern Surety Company 
as sureties; 

Bond of Michael Joseph Purcell 
as City Physician, in the penal sum 
of $5,000.00, with Walter Faraday 
and Chicago Bonding and Surety 
Company as sureties; 

Bond of Michael J. Faherty ' as 
member of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, in the penal sum of 
$25,000.00, with American Surety 



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Company of New York and Tlionias 
J. Magner as sureties. 

Aid. Richer! moved to approve 
said bonds. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin. Nance, Mc- 
Cormick. Kimball, Merriam. Cross. 
Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, McNich- 
ols. Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton. 
Mulae. Kerner. Ray. Anderson.. 
Smith. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel. 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka. Walkowiak. 
Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bowler. Pow- 
ers. Miller. Krause. Geiger. Bauler. 
Ellison. Kjellander. Wallace. Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain. Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson. Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec. OToole. Wm. J. 
Lynch. Bergen. Kearns. Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman. Blaha. 
Thos. J. L^aich, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



H. 



CITY CLERK. 

Approxal of Bond of Charles 
Sergei as City Treasurer. 

The Clerk presented the official 
bond of Charles H. Sergei as City 
Treasurer, in the penal sum of 
$2,000,000.00. with the following 
sureties : The Aetna Accident & 
Liability Company, American Surety 
Company of New York, Chicago 
Bonding and Surety Company, 
Fidelity and Deposit Company of 
Maryland. Globe Indemnity Com- 
pany, Hartford Accident & Indem- 
nity Company, Maryland Casualty 
-(Company, Massachusetts Bonding 
vK: Insurance Company, National 
Surety Company and United States 
Fidelity & (Guaranty Company. 

.\ld. RichiMt moved to approve 
said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DcPriesU Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Iliikt'v. D(»yh\ Martin, Nance. Mc- 



Cormick. Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden. Block. Vanderbilt, McNich- 
ols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mu- 
lae. Kerner. Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley. Rodriguez. Utpatel, Szym- 
kowski. Zwiefka. Walkowiak, Sitts, 
Healy. Murray. Bowler, Powers. 
Miller. Krause. Geiger, Bauler, EUi- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link. Capitain. Pretzel, Lipps. 
Watson. Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler. 
Hrubec, OToole. Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen. Kearns, Fisher. Michaelson. 
Buck. Toman. Blaha. Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Xaijs — None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary: 

Office of City Clerk,] 
Detroit, April 14, 1915. | 
To the Members of the Common 

CouneiL e o City Clerk. Chiea(jo. 

Ill: 

Gentlemen — The Common Coun- 
cil and other, city officials of the 
City of Detroit are making arrange- 
ments to visit Chicago, arriving in 
Chicago on the morning of June 
23rd. ^ 

We would like to arrange with 
the Board of Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago for a friendly game of 
baseball, the teams to be composed 
of members of the respective boards 
of Aldermen. "No phonies or 
ringers allowed." 

Yours vtM-y truly. 

(Signed Richard Llndsay. 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

A petition, verified by atTidavit, 
of John S. Clark, contosting the 
election of Conrad H. Jank»' as 
Alderman of the 35th Ward, said 
petition containing a statement' of 
the points on which said election 
will be contested, together with 
proof of service, which petition was 
filed in the ofiice of the City Clerk 
April 21, 1915: which was 



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Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

A petition of the Gliicago City 
Railway Company for a grant, by 
ordinance, of permission and au- 
thority to construct, maintain and 
operate a street railway in Lake 
Park avenue, from East 47th street 
to East 55th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

ALSO. 

A petition of the Chicago City 
Railway Company for a grant, by 
ordinance, of permission and au- 
thority to construct, maintain and 
operate a street railway in and 
along South Canal street from 
Archer avenue to the South Branch 
of the Chicago River, which was 

deferred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

ALSO, 

A petition of the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company for a grant, by or- 
dinance, of permission and au- 
thority to construct, maintain and 
operate a street railway m and 
along South Canal street from the 
South Branch of the Chicago River 
to Canalport avenue and from West 
Harrison street to West Madison 
street; also a street railway in 
North Canal street from West 
Madison street to West Kinzie 
street and in West Kinzie street 
from North Canal street to Orleans ^ 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the American 
Hide and Leather Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a pipe 
line under and across Elston avenue 
south of Ingraham street, and a « 
pipe line under and across Ingra- 
ham street east of Elston avenue, 
which was 



Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

ALSO. 

A communication transmitting a 
resolution of the Greater Chicago 
Federation urging the City and the 
various park boards to impose a 
charge for service rendered at pub- 
lic 'baths and bathing beaches, 
which was ' 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

ALSO. 

A claim of the White Eagle 
Brewing Company for a refund of 
vehicle license fee. which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CO-iimSSIOXER OF GAS AND 
ELECTRICITY. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Gias and Electricity, 
which was. together with the ordi- 
nance transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Gas, Oil 
and Electric Light : 

Department of Gas and ] 

Electricity. Y 

Chicago, April 12. 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council. City of Chicago: 

Conduit in Hyde Park Boulevard. 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
di-aft of an ordinance prepared by 
the Corporation Counsel, accepting 
the ordinance passed by the Board 
of South Park Commissioners on 
April 7, 1915. authorizing the City 
of Chicago to construct and main- 
tain an underground conduit in Hyde 
Park avenue, from Lake Park ave- 
nue to Cornell avenue, certified copy 
of which is attached hereto. 

Ill order that the city may secure 
a permit, as provided for in this or- 
dinance, and proceed with the plac- 
ing of tho conduit. 1 would respect- 



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fully request the passage of this or- 
dinance at the earliest date possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ray Palmer, 

Commissioner. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the order 
transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Finance: 

Department of Gas and ] 

Electricity, )■ 

Chicago April 20, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council, City of Chicago: 

Exchange of Material. 

Gentlemen — On account of 
changes in plans on subway con- 
struction work, our Bureau of Elec- 
tric Wiring and Repairs has on hand 
a lot of supplies bought from the 
Inland Electric Company, for which 
the City paid $77.08. 

This material is of practically no 
value to the City, and if it were dis- 
posed of in the manner prescribed 
by ordinance ifor the sale of old 
material, very little would be real- 
ized. 

The company from w^hom pur- 
chase was made has offered to take 
it in exchange for other material 
or supplies which we may order,' and 
to allow credit of $61.86. 

In order to secure authority for 
such a transaction, draft of an ordi- 
nance has been prepared, and I 
would therefore request passage of 
the same by your Honorable Body at 
the earliest date possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ray Palmer, 

Commissioner. 



COMMISSIONER OF PI BLIC 
WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, 
which was. t(>g«'ther with tihe cor- 



respondence transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Har- 
bors, \Vharves and Bridges : ■ 

Department of Public Works,] ^ 

Bureau of Engineering, V j 

Chicago, April 15, 191 5.J I 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and ' 
the City Council, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
copies of correspondence of the Il- 
linois Central Railroad Company by 
its Chief Engineer, of Lieut. Col. W. 
V. Judson, local Government Engi- 
neer, and of this office, relative to 
request of said Illinois Central Rail- m 
road Company for an extension of I 
time in the re-construction of the 
St. Charles Air Line bridge, for your 
information and action. 

Yours truly. 
(Signed) L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
( Signed 1 John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 



GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF 
POLICE. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
General Superintendent of Police, 
which was, together with the order 
transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Health : 

Department of Police,] 
Chicago. April 21. 1915.f. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Dear Sirs — I herewith transmit 
to you a form of release for intoxi- 
cated persons, drawn by the Corpo- 
ration Counsel. I suggest that when 
the matter is taken up in the com- 
mittee the statute relating to drunk- 
ards be considered, as well as the 
ordinance against disorderly con- 
duct. 

I{esp(M'tfully, 
Signed James Gle-ason, 

General Superintendent. 



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ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the cor- 
respondence transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance: 

Department of Police,] 
Chicago. April 21, 19i5.f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I herewith transmit 
to your Honorable Body the corres- 
pondence in reference to the claim 
of Samuel Cohen against the City of 
Chicago, and request that it be sent 
to your Committee on Finance. In- 
cluded in the correspondence is an 
opinion of the Corporation Counsel. 

Respectfully. 
(Signed .James Gleason. 

General Superintendent. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented requests, 
submitted by the Board of Educa- 
tion, for authority to condemn pro- 
perty fronting on Leclaire avenue, 
North Leamington avenue. West Di- 
vision street and Thomas street, for 
a new school site; property fronting 
on Fulton street adjoining the Spen- 
cer School premises: and property 
fronting on North Knox and North 
Kilpatrick avenues adjoining the 
Mayfair School premises, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. J 



BOARD OF LOCAL LMPROVE- 
\IE\TS. 

The Clerk presented a communi- 
cation submitted by the Board of 
Local Improvements in reference to 
the laying of water mains in certain 
streets for which assessments have 
been confirmed for paving, which 
was, together with the order trans- 
mitted therewith, 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



also, 

The following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys : 
W. North Avenue — Pa\ing with 

Brick, from N. Cicero Avenue 
to N. Austin Avenue. 

RECOMMENDATION. ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

recommendation by board of local 

mPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, curbing with 
sandstone curbstones supported at 
each joint by one and one-half (1%) 
cubic feet of Portland cement con- 
crete, grading and paving with, vitri- 
fied paving brick on two (2^ inches 
of sand and six (6^ inches of Port- 
land cem^ent concrete, joints filled 
with coal tar. surface dressed with 
one-fourth (M,^ of an inch of sand, 
the roadway of West North avenue 
from the west line of North Cicero 
avenue produced north to the east 
curb line of North Austin avenue 
produced north and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
said West North avenue between 
said points (except that part of the 
intersection of Leclaire avenue from 
the north curb line to the north line 
of West North avenue and except 
that part of the intersection of 
North Central avenue from a line 
parallel with and seventeen (17) feet 
north of the south line of West 
North avenue to the south line of 
West North avenue and except the 
north one-half {V2" of West North 
avenue from the east line of North 
Lamon avenue produced south to 



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the west line of North Cicero avenue 
produced north and also except 
street railway rights of way thereon 
between said points, which rights 
of way are by the ordinances grant- 
ing them required to be paved and 
kept in repair by the companies 
owning, operating and controlling 
the same), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement, and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance 
and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Geo. A. Schilling, 
Frank Sima, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Fred Burkhard, 
Frank X. Rydzewski, 
Joseph I. Novak, 

Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago. 

Dated Chicago', April 26, A. D. 
1915. 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, and 
to the Mayor and Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago, in City 
Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, having 
adopted a resolution that the road- 
way of West North avenue from the 
west line of North Cicero avenue 
produced north to the east curb line 
of North Austin avenue produced 
north and also the roadways of all 
intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said West 
North avenue between said points 
(except that part of the intersection 
of Leclaire avenue from the north 
curb line to the north line of West 
North avenue, and except that part 
of the intersection of North Central 



avenue from a line parallel with and 
seventeen (17) feet north of the 
south line of West North avenue to 
the south line of West North avenue 
and except the north one-half of 
West North avenue from the east 
line of North Lamon avenue pro- 
duced south to the west line of 
North Cicero avenue produced north 
and also except street railway 
rights of way thereon between said 
points, which rights of way are by 
the ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in re- 
pair by the companies owning, op- 
erating and controlling the same) , be 
improved by adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, constructing 
and connecting catchbasin inlets, 
constructing new brick catchbasins 
complete, curbing with sandstone 
curbstones supported at each joint 
by one and one-half (11/2) cubic feet 
of Portland cement concrete, grad- 
ing and paving with vitrified paving 
brick on two (2) inches of sand and 
six (6) ihches of Portland cement 
concrete, joints filled with coal tar. 
surface dressed with one-fourth 
( 1/4 ) of an inch of sand, and pre- 
sented to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago a recommendation 
that such local improvement be 
made, I hereby submit, an estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, 
including labor and materials, viz: 

Sand stone curbstones 

supported at each 

joint by 1% cubic feet 

of Portland cement 

concrete, 15,728 lineal 

feet at $.80 $ 12,582.-40 

Grading, 20,190 cubic 

yards at $.60 12,114.00 

Paving with vitrified 

paving brick on two 

inches of sand and six 

inches of Portland ce- 
ment concrete, joints 

niled with coal tar, 

surface dressed with 

one-fourth of an inch 

of sand, 39,710 square 

yards at $2.65 105,231.50 



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Constructing 87 new 
brick catchbasins com- 
plete at $55.00 4,785.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and 
connecting catchbasin 
inlets 6,287.10 



Total $141,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 

(Signed) G. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Dated Chicago, April 26, A. D. 
1915. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement— adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing a n d connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing 
new brick catchbasins complete, 
curbing, grading and paving of the 
roadway of West North avenue 
from the west line of North Cicero 
avenue produced north to the east 
curb line of North Austin avenue 
produced north, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to 
the street line produced on each 
side of said West North avenue, 
between said points (except that 
part of the intersection of Leclaire 
avenue from the north curb line 
to the north line of West North 
avenue and except that part of the 
intersection of North Central ave- 
nue from a line parallel with and 
seventeen (17) feet north of the 
south line of West North avenue 
to the south line of West North 
avenue, and except the north one- 
half (¥2) of West North avenue 
from the east line of North Lamon 
avenue produced south to the 
west line of North Cicero avenue 



produced north, and also except 
street railway rights of way 
thereon between said points, 
which rights of way are by the 
ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in 
repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the 
same), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, the nature, charac- 
ter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as fol- 
lows : 

That the roadway of West North 
avenue from the west line of North 
Cicero avenue produced north to the 
east curb line of North Austin ave^ 
nue produced north, the width of 
said roadway being hereby estab- 
lished at sixty (60) feet, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
said West North avenue, between 
said points, except as hereinafter 
specifically provided, be and the 
same are hereby ordered improved 
as follows: 

The best quality of sandstone 
curbstones shall be set on edge along 
their length on each side of the 
roadway of said West North avenue, 
between said points (except the 
north one-half (1/2) of West North 
avenue from the east line of North 
Lamon avenue produced south to 
the west line of North Cicero avenue 
produced north, and also except 
across the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets, between said points ~s 
in such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curbstones shall be par- 
allel with and thirty (30) feet from 
the north line of Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; and the best quality of 



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sandstone curbstones shall be set on 
edge along their length on each side 
of the roadways of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of said West North avenue, be- 
tween said points (except that part 
of the intersection of Leclaire ave- 
nue from the north curb line to the 
north line of West North avenue, 
and also except that part of the in- 
tersection of North Central avenue 
from a line parallel with and seven- 
teen (17) feet north of the south 
line of West North avenue to the 
south line of West North avenue), 
in such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all said 
intersecting streets, between said 
points. 

Said curbstones shall be five (5) 
feet long, eighteen (18) inches deep 
and six (6) inches thick after being 
dressed with the top edge straight, 
full and square. Each curbstone shall 
be neatly dressed on its top sur- 
face and on its roadway face for the 
space of fourteen (14) inches down 
from the top, and on its back for the 
space of three (3) inches down from 
the top, and shall have a straight 
base its whole length. The upper 
roadway edge of said curbstones 
shall be cut to a true arc of a circle 
having a radius of one and one-half 
(iVi) inches. 

Said curbstones shall be sup- 
ported at each joint by being firmly 
bedded upon a layer of Portland ce- 
ment concrete, eighteen (18) inches 
in length, twelve (12) inches in 
width and six (6) inches in depth. 
The roadway face of said layer shall 
conform with the roadway face of 
the curbstones and nine (9) inches 
of each end of each of said curb- 
stones shall rest upon said layer. A 
layer of Portland cement concrete 
eighteen (18) inches in length, six 
(6) inches in width and twelve (12) 
inches in depth shall be plaoed at 
the back of said curbstones. The 
lop of said last mentioned layer shall 
be six 'G^ inches below the top of 



said curbstones and the roadway 
face of said last mentioned layer 
shall extend along the back of said 
curbstones for a distance of nine (9) 
inches from each end of each of said 
curbstones, and shall support said 
curbstones. The above described 
layers of Portland cement concrete 
shall be constructed at the same 
time, so as to form a monolithic 
mass, and shall be of the same kind 
and quality as that used in the con- 
crete foundation of the roadways 
hereinafter described. 

Earth filling, free from animal or 
vegetable matter, shall be placed at 
the back of said curbing; the top of 
said filling to be even with the top 
of said curbing. Said filling shall be 
four (4) feet wide at the top and 
shall slope down at the rate of one 
and one-half (lyo) feet horizontal 
to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said curbstones shall be set so 
that the top edge of the same shall 
coincide with the grade of said West 
North avenue, between said points, 
which grade is hereby established as 
follows, to wit: 

Intersection of North Cicero ave- 
nue, 31.10 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Lamon ave- 
nue from the north, 31.80 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Lamon ave- 
nue from the south, 31.80 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Lavergne 
avenue. 31.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Lawler avenue, 
31.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Leclaire avenue 
from the north, 31.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Leclaire avenue 
from the south, 31.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Leamington 
avenue, 31.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection, of North Laramie 
avenue from the north, 31.50 feet 
above datum. 



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Intersection of North Laramie 
avenue from the south, 31.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of Latrobe avenue 
from the north, 32.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Latrobe avenue 
from the south, 32.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Lockwood 
avenue from the north, 32.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of North Lockwood 
avenue from the south, 32.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of Lorel avenue from 
the north, 35.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Lore! avenue from 
the south, 35.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Long avenue from 
the north, 38.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Long avenue from 
the south, 38.50 fe^t above datum. 

Intersection of North Lotus ave- 
nue, 38.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Linder avenue, 
38.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Luna avenue from 
the north, 38.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Luna avenue from 
the south, 38.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Central ave- 
nue from the north, 38.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Central ave- 
nue from the south, 38.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Parkside 
avenue; 38.90 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Major ave- 
nue, 39.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Mango avenue, 
39.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Menard ave- 
nue from the north, 39.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Menard ave- 
nue from the south, 39.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of Mansfield avenue 
from the north, 40.00 feet above 
datum. 



Intersection of Mansfield avenue 
from the south, 40.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of North Mayfield 
avenue, 40.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Mason ave^ 
nue, 40.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Maynard 
avenue. 40.40 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Austin ave- 
nue, 40.40 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
w^ater in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented hy the Ordinance of July 
11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the cor- 
rected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block bench mark which determines 
the base or datum for City Levels. 

The said roadway of said West 
North avenue, between said points, 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of said West North 
avenue, between said points (except 
that part of the intersection of Le- 
claire avenue from the north curb 
line to the north line of West North 
avenue and except that part of the 
intersection of North Central avenue 
from a line parallel with and seven- 
teen (17) feet north of the south 
line of West North avenue to the 
south line of West North avenue and 
except the north one-half (%' of 
West North avenue from the east 
line of North Lamon avenue pro- 
duced south to the west line of 
North Cicero avenue produced 
north, and also except street rail- 
way rights of way thereon, between 
said points, which rights of way are 
by the ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in re- 
pair by the companies owning, op- 
erating and controlling the same), 
shall be so graded that after being 



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thoroughly puddled and rolled with 
a roller of ten (10 tons weight until 
the roadbeds are thoroughly com- 
pacted, and after the pavement 
hereinafter described shall have 
been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the , 
fmished roadway of said West North 
avenue, and the center of the fin- 
ished roadw^ays of all intersecting 
streets extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of said West North a^venue, ex^ 
cept where the roadways are occu- 
pied by street railway rights of w^ay, 
shall coincide with the established 
grade of said West North avenue, 
hereinbefore described, and where 
said roadways are occupied by street 
railway rights of way the entire 
width of all such rights of way 
shall coincide with the established 
grade hereinbefore described, and 
the surface of said fmished road^ 
ways at the summits in the gutters 
between catchbasins and adjoining 
the roadway face of the curbing 
shall be three (3) inches below said 
established grade and the surface of 
the fmished roadways at the catch- 
basin inlets in the gutters adjoining 
the roadway face of the curbing 
shall be ten (10^ inches below said 
established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining 
the roadway face of said curbing, 
shall be uniform from the summits 
to the catchbasins, and a transverse 
section of the fmished surface of the 
pavement where the roadw^ay is not 
occupied by street railway rights of 
way shall be an arc of a circle pass- 
ing through the said gutter grades 
and the grade of the center of said 
fmished roadway, and a transverse 
section of the fmished surface of the 
pavement where the roadway is oc- 
cupied by street railway rights of 
way shall be an arc of a circle pass- 
ing through the said gutter grades 
and the established grade of the 
street at each side of said street 
railway rights of way. at every part 
of said West North avenue and at 



every part of all intersecting streets, 
between said points. 

rpon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points shall be spread 
a layer of Portland cement concrete 
six (6) inches in thickness. 

Said cement shall be so ground 
that ninety-two (92 per cent will 
pass through a standard number one 
hundred (lOOi sieve having ten 
thousand (10,000 meshes per 
square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1 part said Port- 
land cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3^ parts of 
limestone screenings, free from dirt, 
dust and other impurities, exposed 
to the air for one (T' day and im- 
mersed in water for six (61 days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200' 
pounds per square inch. 

One (i; part cement which will 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements, and 
three (3^ parts of torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust or other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into mor- 
tar with the least possible amount 
of water. 

Six (6 parts of the best quality of 
slag, limestone, or other stone which 
shall be equal in quality for con- 
crete purposes, of a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2^ 
inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-half (%) inch in- 
ternal diameter, all of which slag or 
stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and 
drenched with water, shall then be 
incorporated immediately with the 
mortar. Each batch of concrete 
shall be thoroughly mixed and at 
once spread upon the surface of said 
roadbeds and thoroughly compacted 
by ramming until free mortar ap- 
pears on the surface, and upon this 
foundation shall be evenly spread a 
I aver of sand in such quantity as to 
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two (2) inches, upon which shall be 
laid the brick pavement. 

The brick shall be vitrified paving 
brick, and shall be thoroughly an- 
nealed, tough and durable, regular 
in size, and shall be evenly burned. 
When broken, the brick shall show 
a dense and stone-like body, uniform 
in color inside, free from lumps of 
uncrushed clay, lime, air pockets, 
cracks or marked laminations. Kiln 
marks or surface cracks must not 
exceed three-sixteenths (3/16) of 
an inch in depth. The dimensions of 
the brick shall be the same through- 
out the entire work, and shall be 
four (4) inches in depth, not less 
than eight (8) inches in length, and 
three and one-fourth (3i/4) inches 
in thickness. 

T^A^enty (20) or more specimen 
brick shall be furnished by each 
bidder for submission to the "abra- 
sion" test by the Board of Local Im- 
provements. Such test shall be made 
in a machine known as a "Rattler" 
which shall consist of heads, liners 
and staves. The heads shall be not 
less than three-fourths (%) inch 
thick nor more than seven-eighths 
(%) inch thick, and shall be cast 
with trunnions in one piece. In out- 
line they shall be a regular polygon 
of fourteen (14) sides inscribed in a 
circle twenty-eight and three- 
eighths (28%) inches in diameter. 
The heads shall be provided with 
flanges extending outward from the 
inside face thereof to afford a means 
of fastening the staves. There shall 
be for each head a liner or wear 
plate one (1) inch in thickness and 
conforming to the outline of the 
head, but inscribed in a circle twen- 
ty-eight and one-eighth (28y8) 
inches in diameter. These hners 
shall be made of hard machinery 
cast iron, which must contain 
not less than one (1) per cent of 
combined carbon, and shall be se- 
curely fastened to the heads by cap 
screws. 

The staves shall be made of six 
(6) inch medium steel structural 



channels twenty-seven and one- 
fourth (271/4) inches long and 
weighing fifteen and five- tenths 
(15.5) pounds per lineal foot. The 
flat side of each channel shall be 
protected by a liner or wear plate 
made of medium steel three-eighths 
( % ) inch thick, by five and one-half 
(51/2) inches wide, and nineteen and 
three-fourths (19%) inches long. 

The stave liner shall be securely 
fastened to the channel with rivets, 
which shall be chipped off flush 
with the surface of the liner. The 
liners of the staves must be so 
placed as to drop between the liners 
of the heads. The staves shall be 
bolted to the heads and shall form a 
barrel twenty (20) inches long, in^ 
side measurement between liners. 
The barrel shall be mounted on a 
cast iron frame securely fastened to 
a rigid foundation, and shall be 
driven by suitable gearing. 

The charge shall be composed of 
said brick and iron abrasive ma- 
terial. The brick charge shall con- 
sist of ten (10) whole brick and the 
abrasive charge shall consist of 
three hundred (300) pounds of shot 
made from iron having a chemical 
composition within the following 
limits; combined carbon, not less 
than 2.50 per cent; graphitic carbon, 
not more than 0.10 per cent; sili- 
con, not more than 1.0 per cent'; 
manganese, not more than 0.50 per 
cent; phosphorus, not more than 
0.25 per cent; sulphur, not more 
than 0.08 per cent. Said shot shall 
consist of spheres having a diame- 
ter of one and seven-eighths (lYs) 
inches aggregating two hundred and 
twenty-five (225) pounds in weight, 
and spheres three and three-fourths 
(3%) inches in diameter, aggregat- 
ing seventy- five (75) pounds in 
weight. 

The rattler, after being thus 
charged, shall be revolved eighteen 
hundred (1800) times, and the speed 
of rotation shall not fall below 
twenty-nine and one-half (29 Vi) nor 
exceed thirty and one-half (30^/; 



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per minute. The loss of weight by 
abrasion during such test shall not 
exceed twenty (20} per cent of the 
original weigtht of the brick tested. 
The test shall be made on charges 
containing but one make of brick at 
a time. Said brick shall be thor- 
oughly dry when tested. 

All brick used must be equal in 
every respect to the brick submitted 
for test. 

The brick shall be laid as follows, 
to-wit : Broken brick can only be 
used to break joints in starting 
courses and in making closures, but 
in'no case shall less than one-fourth 
(%'i of a brick be used. The brick 
shall be set lengthwise on edge, with 
the sides and ends close together, 
across said roadbeds, parallel to 
vertical planes which shall be at 
right angles to the curb lines of 
said roadways. 

On roadway intersections the 
brick shall be set lengthwise on 
edge, with the sides and ends close 
together, and parallel to vertical 
planes which shall be at an angle 
of forty-five (45:i degrees with the 
center line of the street. The joints 
shall be broken by a lap of not less 
than three (3 inches. The brick 
when set shall be rolled with a 
roller of five (5) tons weight until 
the brick is well settled and made 
firm. When the brick is thoroughly 
bedded, the surface of the pavement 
must be true to the form of roadway 
hereinbefore described. 

The joints or spaces between the 
brick shall be filled with a paving 
pitch which is the direct result of 
the distillation of "straight run" 
coal tar. Said pitch shall be applied 
on the work at a temperature of not 
less than three hundred (300^ de- 
grees Fahrenheit. Immediately af- 
ter applying the paving pitch, and 
wliile it is still hot, the entire sur- 
face of the pavement shall then be 
covered to a depth of one-fourth 
(Vt of an incli with chMii, dry 
sand. 

Eiglity-seveii ^87 new brick 
catch basins shall be constructed 



and connected and trapped with the 
sewer in West North avenue and lo- 
cated in the roadway of said West 
North avenue at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines. Each of 
said catch basins shall be seven feet 
two inches deep,, measuring from 
the top of the brickwork., and shall 
have an internal diameter of four 
feet at the bottom and to a plane 
five feet above and parallel there- 
with. The walls of said catch ba- 
sins shall be eight inches thick and 
shall be built of two courses of 
sewer brick laid edgewise in per- 
pendicular courses, upon a floor of 
pine plank two inches in thickness. 
The top of each of said catch basins 
shall decrease to two feet internal 
diameter, being dra-^Ti in by means 
of nine header courses, the diameter 
being decreased uniformly for each, 
course. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal diam- 
eter and shall be trapped with a 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch basins 
shall be set so that the elevation 
of the bottom of the inside of the 
same shall be three feet six inches 
above the floor of the catch basin. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hun- 
dred and forty pounds. Each of said 
cast-iron covers shall be set so that 
the top of the same shall coincide 
with the finished surface of the 
pavement hereinbefore described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfec- 
tions, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 

All brick and the joints of the tile 
pipe above referred to shall be laid 
with the best quality of natural 
liydraulic cement mortar, composed 
()(■ one part .natural hydraulic ce- 



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merit and two parts clean, sharp j 
sand. ! 

The several sewer manholes and [ 
catch basins located in said roadway , 
shall be raised or lowered as may \ 
be necessary to make them conform 
to the finished surface of said pave- 
ment; and the several catch basins 
located outside of said roadway 
shall be raised or lowered as may 
be necessary to make them conform 
to the established grade hereinbe- 
fore described. The several catch 
basins located on the line of the 
curb shall be raised or lowered and 
adjusted as may be necessary to 
make them conform to the fmished 
surface of said pavement, or to 
said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said 
catch basin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catch basin 
inlets shall be constructed at neces- 
sary points , in said gutters. The 
catch basins not located in the gut- 
ters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of eight 
(8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed 
of one (1) part natural hydraulic 
cement and two (2) parts clean, 
sharp sand. Said tile pipe shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free 
from lumps and other imperfec- 
tions, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 

Said work to be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the super- 
intendence of the Board of Local 
Improvements of the said City of 
Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, to- 
gether with the estimate of the cost 
thereof made by the engineer of 
said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 



thereof be paid for by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an Act 
of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled '"An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," 
approved June i-Uh, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and also 
the assessment on each lot and 
parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five installments in 
the manner provided by the statute 
in such cases made and provided, 
and each of said installments shall 
bear interest at the rate of five per 
centum per annum according to law 
until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and 
by the President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, countersigned 
by the City Comptroller and attested 
by the City Clerk under the cor- 
porate seal of the City of Chicago. 
Said bonds shall be issued in ac- 
cordance with and shall in all re- 
spects conform to the provision of 
the Act of the General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois, entitled "An 
Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th. A. D. 
1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of 
said Board be and ho is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to lev>^ a special 
assessment for said improvement in 
accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance and in the manner 
prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all oi-dinances 
or parts of ordinance's conflicting 



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with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

ALSO, 

The following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys: 

S. Wabash Avenue, Etc. (System — 
Paving with Asphalt, from E. 71st 
Street to E. 75th Street, Etc. 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 
IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a concrete combined curb and gut- 
ter on cinders or sand, grading and 
paving with asphalt on six (6) 
inches of Portland cement concrete, 
swept with natural hydraulic ce- 
ment, the roadways of a system of 
streets, as follows, to-wi( : South 
Wabash avenue, from the south 
line of East 71st street to the north 
line of East 75th street; Indiana 
avenue, from the south line of East 
71st street to the north line of East 
75th street: Prairie avenue, from 
the south line of East 71st street to 
the north line of East 73rd street: 
Cahimet avenue, from Iho south 
line of East 73rd street to the north 
line of East 75th street: East 72nd 
street, from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of th(^ east line 
of Soutl) State street to the west 
line of Vernon avenue: East 73rd 
street, from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east line 
of South State street to the west 



line of Vernon avenue; East 74th 
street, from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east line 
of South State street to the west 
line of Indiana avenue; East 74th 
street, from the east line of Calu- 
met avenue to the west line of 
South Park avenue; and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above 
specified streets between said points 
(except the intersections of East 
72nd street. East 73rd street and 
East 74th street with South Michi- 
gan avenue and except the inter- 
section of East 72nd street with 
Calumet avenue and also except the 
intersections of East 72nd street 
and East 73rd street with South 
Park avenue , in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook, and State of 
Illinois, together with an estimate 
of the cost of said improvement, 
and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance and the making of the 
improvement contemplated therein. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed' Geo. A. Schilling, 

Frank Sima. 

Fred Burkhard. 

Edward J. Glackin, 

Frank X. Rydzewski. 

Joseph I. Novak, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 
Citif of Chicago. 
Dated Chicago. April 26, A. D. 
1915. 



ESTl.NLVTE OF KNOINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvn- 
mmfs of the Citg of Chicago, and 
fit the Maijor and Aldermen of 
(hr Citg of Chicaao. in City 
Council Assembled: 

Thr l^oai-d of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, hav- 
ing adopted a resolution that the 
roadways of a system of streets, as 
follows. to- wit : South Wabash 



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avenue, from the south line of East 
71st street to the north line of East 
75th street; Indiana avenue, from 
•the south line of East 71st street to 
the north line of East 75th street; 
Prairie avenue, from the south line 
of East 71st street to the north line 
of East 73rd street; Calumet ave- 
nue, from the south line of East 
73rd street to the north line of East 
75th street; East 72nd street, from 
a line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet west of the east line of South 
State street to the west line of Ver- 
non avenue; East 73rd street, from 
a line parallel with and ten (10^ 
feet west of the east line of South 
State street to the west line of Ver- 
non avenue; East 74th street, from 
a line parallel with and ten (lO'i 
feet west of the east line of South 
State street to the west line of In- 
diana avenue; East 74th street, 
from the east line of Calumet ave- 
nue to the west line of South Park 
avenue; and also the roadways of 
all intersecting streets and alleys 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets between said points (except 
the intersections of East 72nd 
street, East 73rd street and East 
74th street with South Michigan 
avenue, and except the intersection 
of East 72nd street with Calumet 
avenue and also except the inter- 
sections of East 72nd street and 
East 73rd street with South Park 
avenue), be improved by adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins. 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a concrete combined curb and gut- 
ter on cinders or sand, grading and 
paving with asphalt on six (6) 
inches of Portland cement concrete, 
swept with natural hydraulic ce- 
ment, and presented to the City 
Council of the City of Chicago a 
recommendation that such local 
improvement be made, I hereby 
submit an estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, including la- 



bor and materials, viz : 

Concrete combined curb 
and gutter on cinders 
or sand, 29,400 lineal 
feet at $0.75 $ 22,050.00 

Grading, 13,500 cubic 

yards at $0.55 7,425.00 

Paving with asphalt on , 

six (6) inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, 
swept with natural 
hydraulic cement, 52,- 
700 square yards at 
.$2.10 110,670.00 

Constructing forty new 
brick catch-basins 

complete at $48.00... 1,920.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catch-ba- 
sins, and constructing 
and connecting catch- 
basin inlets 6,935.00 



Total $149,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does 
not exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 



(Signed^ 



C. D. Hill. 



Engineer of the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Dated Chicago, April 26, A. D. 



AN ORDINANCE • 

For the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins. 
constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructing 
new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a concrete combined 
curb and gutter, grading and pav- 
ing of the roadways of a system 
of streets as follows, to- wit : 
South Wabash avenue, from the 
south line of East 71st street to 
the north line of East 75th street; 
Indiana avenue, from the south 
line of East 71st street to the 
north line of East 75th street: 
Prairie avenue, from the south 
line of East 71st street, to the 



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north line of East 73rd street; 
Calumet avenue, from the south 
line of East 73rd street to the 
north line of East 75th street: 
East 72nd street, from a line par- 
allel with and ten (10 » feet west 
of the east line of South State 
street to the west line of Vernon 
•avenue; East 73rd street, from a 
line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet west of the east line of South 
State street to the west line of 
Vernon avenue; East 74th street, 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet west of the east line of 
South State street to the west 
line of Indiana avenue; East 74th 
street, from the east line of Calu- 
met avenue to the west line of 
South Park avenue: and also the 
roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets be- 
tween said points (except the in- 
tersections of East 72nd street. 
East 73rd street and East 74th 
street with South Michigan ave- 
nue, and except the intersection 
of East 72nd street with Calumet 
avenue, and also except the in- 
tersections of East 72nd street 
and East 73rd street with South 
Park avenue . in the City of Chi- 
cago, Countv of Cook, and State 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local im- 
provement shall be made within the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, the nature, 
character, locality and description 
of which local improvement is as 
follows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of South Wa- 
bash avenue from the south line of 
East 71st street to the north line 
of East 75th street, also the road- 
way of Indiana avenue from the 
.south line of East 71st street to the 
north line of East 75th street, also 
the roadway of Prairie avenue 1 



from the south line of East 71st 
street to the north line of East 73rd 
street, also the roadway of Calu- 
met avenue from the south line of 
East 73rd street to the north line 
of East 75th street, the width of 
each of said roadways being hereby 
established at thirty-six (36) feet, 
also the roadway of East 72nd 
street from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east line 
of South State street to the west 
line of Vernon avenue, also the 
roadway of East 73rd street from 
a line parallel with and ten (10) 
feet west of the east line of South 
State street to the west line of Ver- 
non avenue, also the roadway of 
East 74th street from a line paral- 
lel with and ten (10) feet west of 
the east line of South State street 
to the west line oT Indiana avenue 
and from the east line of Calumet 
avenue to the west line of South 
Park avenue, the width of each of 
said roadways being iiereby estab- 
lished at thirty (30^ feet, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described, ex- 
cept as hereinafter specifically pro- 
vided, be and the same are hereby 
ordered improved as follows:. 

A concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each 
side of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described (ex- 
cept the intersections of East 72nd 
street, East 73rd street and East 
74th street with South Michigan 
avenue, and except the intersec- 
tion of East 72nd street with Calu- 
met avenue and except the inter- 
sections of East 72nd street and 
East 73rd street with South Park 
avenue, and except across the road- 
ways of all other intersecting 
streets, and also except across the 
roadways of all intersecting alleys 
between the points hereinbefore 
described', in such a manner that 



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the roadway face of the curb shall 
be parallel with and eighteen (18) 
feet from the center line of South 
Wabash avenue, said Indiana ave- 
nue, said Prairie avenue and said 
Calumet avenue, and in such a 
manner that the roadway face of 
the curb shall be parallel with and 
fifteen (15) feet from the center 
line of said East 72nd street, said 
East 73rd street and said East 74th 
street; and a concrete combined 
curb and gutter shall be construct- 
ed on each side of the roadways of 
all intersecting streets and alleys 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein- 
before described (except the inter- 
sections of East 72nd street. East 
73rd street and East 74th street 
with South Michigan avenue, and 
except the intersection of East 
72nd street with Calumet avenue, 
and also except the intersections of 
East 72nd street and East 73rd 
street with South Park avenue), in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all 
said intersecting strtbts and in such 
a manner that the back of the curb 
shall conform with the alley line 
produced on each side of all said 
intersecting alleys between the 
points hereinbefore described. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be made as follows, to-wit: 

The concrete to be used shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with fine 
crushed granite or trap rock in the 
proportion of one (1) part cement 
and two (2) parts fine granite or 
trap rock, into which shall be in- 
corporated four (4) parts of bro- 
ken granite or trap rock of varying 
sizes which will pass through a ring 
of one and one-half (1^2) inches 
internal diameter and be held on a 
ring of one-fourth (M) of an inch 
internal diameter. The cement 
shall be mixed thoroughly with fine 



crushed granite or trap rock, after 
which it shall be moistened wuth 
water to form a mortar and into 
which shall be incorporated the 
four (4) parts of broken granite or 
trap rock as specified above and 
rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in fin- 
ishing the surface of said combined 
curb and gutter shall consist of the 
best quality of Portland cement 
mixed with finely crushed granite 
or trap rock in the proportion of 
two (2) parts cement and three (3) 
parts granite or trap rock, which, 
after being moistened with water 
to form a mortar, shall be evenly 
spread over the top and roadway 
face of the curb to a thickness of 
one-half {V2) inch, and over the 
surface of the gutters to a thick- 
ness of one (1) inch, and so as to 
insure a smooth and even surface 
on the exposed surfaces of the com- 
bined curb and gutter after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with 
a broom. 

The curb shall be seven (7) 
inches thick and the height at the 
back shall vary from eighteen (18) 
inches at the catchbasin inlets to 
eleven (H) inches at the summits, 
and the gutter shall be twelve (12) 
inches in width and eight (8) 
inches in thickness. The upper 
roadway edge of the curb shall be 
rounded to a true arc of a circle 
having a radius of one and one- 
half (iy2) inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be constructed upon a bed of 
cinders or sand three (3) inches in 
depth after being flooded with wa- 
ter and thoroughly compacted to 
an even surface, and said combined 
curb and gutter shall be backfilled 
with earth, free from animal or 
vegetable matter, said filling to be 
four (4) feet wide at the top of 
the curb and even therewith and 
shall slope down at the rate of one 
and one-half (lYo) feet horizontal 
to one (1) foot vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter 
shall be so constructed that the up- 



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per surface of the gutter shall con- 
form to the surface of the finished 
roadways as hereinafter described, 
and the top edge of the curb on 
each side of the roadway of each 
of said above specified streets, and 
on each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting streets extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets, shall coin- 
cide with the grade of said above 
specified streets; and the top edge 
of the curb on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting alleys 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets shall rise from the curb line 
to the street line produced at the 
rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the 
grade of said above specified streets, 
between the points hereinbefore 
described, which grade is hereby 
established as follows, to wit: 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with South State street, 8.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with South Wabash avenue, 7.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with Indiana avenue, 7.90 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with Prairie avenue, 8.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with South Michigan avenue, 7.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with Calumet avenue, 9.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with Vernon avenue, 9.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with South State street, 8.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with South Wabash avenue, 7.00 
feet above datum. 



Intersection of East 73rd street 
with South Michigan avenue, 7.70 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with Indiana avenue, 8.20 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with Prairie avenue, 8.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with Calumet avenue, 8.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with South Park avenue, 9.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 73rd street 
with Vernon avenue, 9.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with South State street, 8.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with South Wabash avenue, 7.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with South Michigan avenue, 8.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with Indiana avenue, 7.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with Calumet avenue, 8.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 74th street 
with South Park avenue, 8.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 71st street 
with South Wabash avenue, 7.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of East 71st street 
with Indiana avenue, 8.80 feet 
above datum. / 

Intersection of East 71st street 
with Prairie avenue, 8.50 feet above 
(latum. 

Intersection of East 72nd street 
with South Park avenue, 9.00 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of East 75th street 
with South Wabash avenue, 8.00 
feet above datum. 



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Intersection of East 75th street 
with Indiana avenue, 7.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of East 75th street 
with Calumet avenue, 8.00 feet 
above datum. 

Indiana avenue at a line parallel 
with and 150 feet south of the south 
line of east 71st street, 8.20 feet 
above datum. 

Indiana avenue at a line parallel 
with and 300 feet north of the north 
line of East 74th street, 8.00 feet 
above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
18-47, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 
nth, A. D. 1898, relating to the cor- 
rected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block bench mark which deter- 
mines the base or datum for City 
levels. 

The said roadways of the several 
streets specified above between the 
points hereinbefore described, and 
also the roadways of all streets and 
alleys intersecting the several streets 
specified above and extending from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described, (ex- 
cept the intersections of East 72nd 
street, East 73rd street and East 
74th street with South Michigan 
avenue and except the intersection 
of East 72nd street with Calumet 
avenue, and also except the inter- 
sections of East 72nd street and 
East 73rd street with South Park 
avenue), shall be so graded that 
after being thoroughly puddled and 
rolled with a roller of ten (10) tons 
weight until the roadbeds are 
thoroughly compacted, and alter, 
the pavement hereinafter described' 
shall have been placed thereon, the 



surface of the pavement at the cen- 
ter of the finished roadway of each 
of said above specified streets, and 
the center of the finished roadways 
of all intersecting streets extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets, shall 
coincide with the established grade 
of said above specified streets, here- 
inbefore described; and the surface 
of the said finished roadways at the 
summits in the gutters between 
catchbasins and adjoining the road- 
way face of the curbing shall be 
three (3) inches below said estab- 
lished grade; and the surface of the 
finished roadways at the catchbasin 
inlets in the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of the curbing shall 
be ten (10) inches below said estab- 
lished grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curb- 
ing shall be uniform from the sum- 
mits to the catchbasins, and a 
transverse section of the finished 
surface of the pavement and gut- 
ters shall be an arc of a circle pass- 
ing through the said gutter grades 
and the grade of the center of each 
of said finished roadways, at every 
,part of the roadway of each of said 
above specified streets, and at every 
part of the roadways of all streets 
intersecting the several streets 
specified above between the points 
hereinbefore described. 

In all intersecting alleys herein- 
before specified at the street lines 
produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curb shall 
he even with the top of the curb and 
the surface of the finished pavement 
at the center of the roadway of said 
alleys shall be three (3) inches be- 
low the top of the curb; and a 
transverse section of the finished 
surface of the pavement at the 
'street lines produced of said above 
specified streets shall be an arc of 
a circle passing through the said 
curb grade and the grade of the 



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center of said finished roadways. 
The surface of the said pavement 
thence shall slope gradually to meet 
the gutters hereinbefore specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points and between 
said gutters shall be spread a layer 
of Portland cement concrete six (6^ 
•inches in thickness. Said cement 
shall be so ground that ninety-two 
(92) per cent, will pass through a 
standard number one hundred (100) 
sieve having ten thousand (10,000) 
meshes per square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1) part said 
■Portland cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screenings, free from dirt, 
dust and other impurities, exposed 
to the air for one (1) day and im- 
mersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) 
pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which shall 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible 
amount of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality 
of slag, limestone, or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, of a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter and be held 
on a ring of one-half (%) inch in- 
ternal diameter, all of which slag 
or stone shall be thoroughly cleaned, 
free from all foreign substances and 
drenched with water, shall then be 
incorporated immediately with the 
mortar. Each batch of concrete 
shall be thoroughly mixed and at 
once spread upon the surface of 
said roadbeds and thoroughly com- 
pacted by ramming until free mor- 
tar appears on the surface. The 
surface of said layer of concrete 



shall be parallel with and three and 
one-half (31/2) inches below the 
top of the finished pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as 
above specified shall be laid a 
binder course, composed of as- 
phaltic cement and gravel or clean 
broken limestone crusher run and 
of varying sizes which will pass 
through a ring of one (1) inch in- 
ternal diameter. 

The gravel or stone shall be 
heated and thoroughly mixed with 
the asphaltic cement in the propor- 
tions of six (6) parts by weight of 
asphaltic cement and ninety-four 
(94^ parts by weight of gravel or 
stone. This binder shall be spread 
on the base above described, and 
while in a hot and plastic condi- 
tion shall be rolled until it has a 
uniform thickness of one and one- 
half (11/2) inches. The upper sur- 
face shall be exactly parallel with 
and two (2) inches below the fin- 
ished surface of the pavement. 

Upon this binder course shall be 
laid a wearing surface or pavement 
proper, which shall be composed of 
asphaltic cement seventeen (17) 
parts, sand seventy-three (73' parts. 
and pulverized carbonate of lime or 
pulverized silica ten (10) parts. 
The sand and asphaltic cement shall ] 
be heated separately to a tempera« | 
ture of three hundred (300) de- ' 
grees Fahrenheit. The pulverized 
carbonate of lime or the pulverized 
silica shall be mixed with the sand 
and these ingredients then mixed 
with the asphaltic cement at the 
above temperature in an apparatus 
which shall effect a perfect mixture. 
The material for pavement when 
mixed as above shall be spread at 
a temperature of two hundred and 
fifty (250) degrees Fahrenheit. It 
shall be carefully spread by means 
of hot iron rakes in such manner 
as to give uniform and regular 
grade to such a depth, that alter 

vhaving received its ultimate com- 
pression it will have a thickness of 

two (2) inches. 



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The entire surface of the road- 
ways thus improved shall then be 
compressed by hand rollers, after 
which natural hyraulic cement in 
the proportion of one (1) barrel to 
^each one thousand (1,000) square 
yards of surface shall be swept over 
it, and the whole then thoroughly 
-compressed by rolling with a steam 
roller of ten (10) tons weight, the 
rolling being continued for five (5) 
>hours for each one thousand (1,000) 
•square yards of surface. 

All asphaltum used in the maKing 
of the asphaltic cement for both 
■the binder and the wearing surface 
shall be asphaltum obtained from 
■Pitch Lake in the Island of Trini- 
dad, or asphaltum which shall be 
equal in quality for paving pur- 
poses to that obtained from Pitch 
•Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

Twelve (12) new^ brick catch- 
basins shall be constructed and con- 
nected and trapped with the sewer 
in East 73rd street and located in 
the roadway of said East 73rd street 
at necessary points adjacent to the 
curb lines of said East 73rd street. 

Eight (8) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and connected 
and trapped with the sewer in In- 
diana avenue and located in the 
roadway of said Indiana avenue at 
necessary points adjacent to the 
curb lines of said Indiana avenue. 

Twenty (20) new brick catchba- 
sins shall be constructed and con- 
nected and trapped with the sewer 
in South Wabash avenue,' two (2) 
to be located in the roadway of East 
72nd street at necessary points ad- 
jacent to the curb lines of said East 
72nd street, two (2) to be located in 
the roadway of East 74th street at 
necessary points adjacent to the 
curb lines of said East 74th street 
and sixteen (16) to be located in 
the "roadway of South Wabash ave- 
nue at necessary points adjacent to 
the curb lines of said South Wa- 
bash avenue. 

Each of said catch basins shall 
be seven feet two inches deep 



measuring from the top of the 
brickwork, and shall .have an in- 
ternal diameter of four feet at the 
bottom, and to a plane five feet 
above and parallel therewith. The 
walls of said catch basins shall be 
eight inches thick and shall be 
built of two courses of sewer brick 
laid edgewise in perpendicular 
courses, upon a floor of pine plank 
two inches in thickness. The top 
of each of said catch basins shall 
decrease to two feet internal diam- 
eter, being drawn in by means of 
nine header courses, the diameter 
being decreased uniformly for each 
course. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal diam- 
eter and shall be trapped with a 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch basins, 
shall be set so that the elevation 
of the bottom of the inside of the 
same shall be three feet six inches 
above the floor of the catch basin. 

Each of said catch basins shall 
be provided with a suitable cast- 
iron cover, each of which covers, 
inclusive of lid, shall weigh five 
hundred and forty pounds. Each 
of said cast-iron covers shall be 
set so that the top of the same shall 
coincide with the finished surface 
of the pavement hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

The tile pipe specified above 
shall be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed and 
free from lumps and. other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the 
tile pipe above referred to shall be 
laid with the best quality of nat- 
ural hydraulic cement mortar, com- 
posed of one part natural hydraulic 
cement and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer manholes and 
catch basins located in said road- 
way shall be raised or lowered as 



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may be necessary to make them 
conform to the finished surface of 
said pavement; and the several 
catch basins located outside of said 
roadway shall be raised or lowered 
as may be necessary to make them 
conform to the established grade 
hereinbefore described. The sev- 
eral catch basins located on the line 
of the curb shall be raised or low- 
ered and adjusted as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the 
finished surface of said pavement, 
or to said established grade accord- 
ing to whether the major part of 
said catch basin lies within or with- 
out the line of said curb. Catch 
basin inlets shall be constructed at 
necessary points in said gutters. 
• The catch basins not located in the 
gutters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of eight 
(8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural hy- 
draulic cement mortar, composed 
of one (1) part natural hydraulic 
cement and two (2) parts clean, 
sharp sand. Said tile pipe shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free 
from lumps and other imperfec- 
tions, and three-fourths of an inch 
thick. 

Said work to be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the super- 
intendence of the Board of Local 
Improvements of the said City of 
Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommend- 
ation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, to- 
gether with the estimate of the 
cost thereof made by the engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid for by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an 
Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled "An Act 
Coiioorning Local Improvements," 



approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and 
also the assessment on each lot and 
parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five installments in 
the manner provided by the statute 
in such cases made and provided, 
and each of said installments shall 
bear interest at the rate of five per 
centum per annum according to ' 
law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the President of the Board 
of Local Improvements, counter- 
signed by the City Comptroller and 
attested by the City Clerk under 
the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be is- 
sued in accordance with and shall 
in all respects conform to the pro- 
vision of the Act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois, en- 
titled "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 
14th, A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of 
said Board be and he is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a spe- 
cial assessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance and in the 
manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with (his ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 



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39 



Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
iSage. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Arranged as to Ward Num- 
bers, Beginning with the First 
Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of 
Local Improvements be and they 
are hereby directed to stay the 
proceedings referring to a pro- 
posed ordinance authorizing a 
new cement sidewalk on the south 
side of Monroe street and at the 
west end extending from Market 
street to the River, until after 
construction of a bridge at Mon- 
roe street proposed by the City. 
Aid. Coughlin presented a resolu- 
tion directing the Committee on 
Railway Terminals to take up with 
the Western Indiana Railroad Com- 
pany the question of vacating cer- 
tain streets and alleys in the dis- 
trict between South State, South 
Clark, Polk and West 26th streets, 
and the building of a new passenger 
terminal, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Railway Terminals. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of the Goldenberg Furniture Com- 
pany for a rebate of water rates, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. DePriest presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted : 

Whereas, The Lincoln Jubilee 
and National Half Century Anni- 
versary Exposition of Negro 
Freedom will be held in the City 
of Chicago this year, during the 



months of August and September, 
and 

Whereas, This Celebration is 
to be an actual demonstration of 
the extraordinary advancement 
achieved by the Race freed by the 
act of Emancipation; the para- 
mount object being to contribute 
towards the larger education of 
the great masses of Americans 
and to demonstrate the possi- 
bility and promise of the future 
of this people, and 

Whereas, This Movement has 
received the substantial endorse- 
ment of our citizens through the 
management of the Commission, 
created by Act of the Legislature, 
that its Patron, the President of 
the United States, has accepted 
the invitation to be present and 
opeD the Exposition, therefore be 
it- 

Resolved, That the City Council 
set aside Monday (August 23rd) 
as Chicago Day for said Exposi- 
tion and that the same be de- 
clared a Legal Holiday. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to J. Kaki to erect and main- 
tain a barber pole at the edge of 
the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3515 South Halsted 
street. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Mrs. 
i Finnegan to remodel building at 



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April 26, 1915. 



3656 South Union avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Martin presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, the Commis- 
sioner of Health and the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
they are hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to the Sacred 
Heart of Jesus parish all permits, 
free of charge, necessary for the 
erection of a church building at 
4600-4602 South Honore street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to install a 
one and one-half inch water ser- 
vice pipe, free of cost and with- 
out meter, into the premises of 
the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic 
Church on the south side of West 
46th street about 90 feet west of 
Honore street. 

Aid. Martin presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
John Engright to maintain and oc- 
cupy building at 1439 West 67th 
street as at present constructed, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Martin presented a claim of 
owTier of premises at 6722 Loomis 
street for a refund of water rates, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of 
John D. Atkinson for rebates of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented an ordi- 
nance amending Section 712 of The 



Chicago Code of 1911, to require 
frontage consents for the construc- 
tion or maintenance of boarding 
stables, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Merriam presented an ordi- 
nance amending Section 1 of an 
ordinance passed April 8, 1915, en- 
. titled, "An ordinance authorizing 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago to 
issue bar permits". 

Aid. Merriam moved to refer said 
ordinance to the Committee on 
Health. 

Aid. Toman moved to refer said 
ordinance to the Committee on Li- 
cense. 

The question being put on the 
motion to refer to the Committee 
on Health, the motion was lost, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Stern, Werner, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Block, 
Vanderbilt, Ray, Anderson, Lawley, 
Utpatel. Krause, Kjellander, Wal- 
lace, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pret- 
zel, Lipps, Watson, Dempsey, Lit- 
tler, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Buck. Blaha, Janke — 30. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, DePriest, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Martin, 
Cross, Tyden, McNichols, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, 
Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Miller, Bauler, 
Ellison, Haderlein, Kennedy, Hru- 
bec, OToole, Wm. J. Lynch, To- 
man, Thos. J. Lynch — 34. 

The question being put on the 
motion to refer to the Committee 
on License, the motion prevailed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to remove 
water meter from premises 



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NEW "business ^BY ^VARDS, 



41 



known as 9027 Commercial ave- 
nue, and to charge for water 
consumed on said premises on a 
frontage basis. 

Aid. Cross presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Kros- 
zczynski Brothers to reconstruct 
building at 8449 Burley avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Cross presented claims of 
Albert C. Ebert and William Rad- 
datz for refunds of special assess- 
ments, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for 
cement sidewalks on both sides of 
East End avenue from East 82nd 
street to East 83rd street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block and Yanderbilt pre- 
sented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of parts of Blackstone, 
Dante and Harper avenues between 
East 84th street and "East 87th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Yanderbilt and Block pre- 
sented an .^rder directing issuance 
of a permit to the Sterling Lumber 
and Supply Company to string and 
maintain electric wires across South 
Morgan and South Peoria streets 
between West 119th and West 120th 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Block and Yanderbilt pre- 
sented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of Anthony avenue be- 
tween East 79th street and Dante 
avenue, Dorchester avenue between 
East 79th street and Anthony ave- 
nue, and the alleys in the four 



blocks bounded by Dante avenue, 
Kenwood avenue. East 79th street 
and the right of way of the Pitts- 
burgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railway, in Subdivision of Cornell, 
in Section 26-38-14 (Kenwood 
Bridge Company, beneficiary), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Yanderbilt presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
free permit for the construction 
of a sewer into the premises of 
the St. Joachim's Catholic Church 
at the southeast corner of Lang- 
ley avenue and East 90th place; 
also, to install, without meter and 
without charge, a three-inch wa- 
ter service pipe into said prem- 
ises. 

Aid. Yanderbilt presented a claim 
of Paul Andejaki for wages, and a 
claim of J. F. Hostrawser for a re- 
fund of 90% of special assessment 
for water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Yanderbilt presented orders 
for water supply pipes in Went- 
worth avenue, from West 123rd 
street to West 125th street, and in 
Stony Island avenue, from East 81st 
street to East 83rd street, w^hich 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented the IqI- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall an electric arc light on 
South Marshfield avenue in front 
of the synagogue between West 
Taylor and West 12th streets. 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1915. 



ELE\^NTH WARD. 

Aid. Pettkoske presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Curtis Door and 
Sash Company to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1414 South Western 
avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the General Sup- 
erintendent of Police be and he 
is hereby directed to close West 
21st street from South Washte- 
now avenue to South California 
avenue, South California avenue 
from West 21st street to West 
24th street, West 24th street from 
South California avenue to South 
Washtenaw avenue, and South 
Washtenaw avenue from West 
24th street to West 21st street, 
to traffic, on Sunday, May 2, 1915, 
between the hours of 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. and 4:00 o'clock P. M. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Smith presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Kevilin Brothers to occupy prem- 
ises at 1931 Fulton street as at 
present constructed, which 'was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

%ld. Wm. J. Healy presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to the 
Chicago Grocers and Butchers 
Association to string a muslin 
sign across West Randolph and 
North Union streets for a period 
of thirty days, said permit to be 
revocable by the Mayor at any 
time. 

Aid. Wm. J. Healy presented an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to allow the Steel Sales 
Corporation to maintain partition 
on first floor of building at 564 West 
Adams street as at present con- 
structed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Murray presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Wherk\s, During the past year 
many thousands of wage earners 
have been idle due to conditions 
over which they had had no con- 
trol, which has resulted in wide- 
spread suffering and hardship, and 
Whereas, This state of affairs 
has been greatly aggravated by the 
unfortunate differences now exist- 
ent in the building trades industry 
affecting the daily livelihood already 
of more than fifteen thousand car- 
penters with the immediate pros- 
pect of additional thousands of 
allied tradesmen being out of work, 
which will result in further great 
loss and suffering, and 

Whereas. The City of Chicago is 
deeply interested in the welfare of 
all of her citizens, and desires that 
distress may be alleviated, tran- 
quility promoted and prosperity be 
made lasting; 

Therefore, be it Resolved, By the 
City Council of the City of Chicago 
that official notice be taken of exist- 
ing industrial disturbances with the 



April 26, 1915. 



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43 



object of terminating the same and 
to that end the Mayor is hereby di- 
rected to appoint a committee of 
five aldermen to use their good of- 
fices with the conflicting parties in 
an effort to bring about a fair, 
equitable and just settlement of 
their differences. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler and Powers presented 
an order for an increase in the pay' 
of street laborers to $2.50 per day, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Anton Steigerwold to 
erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of sidewalk in front 
of premises knpwn as 1429 Cly- 
bourn avenue. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Kjellander presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Mrs. Charles J. O'Connor 
to construct and maintain a 
drivew^ay across the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 526 
Roscoe street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein au- 



thorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1915, gov- 
erning the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to G. 
W. Gairing and J. A. Lindstedt, 
president and secretary respec- 
tively of the North Clark Street 
Business Men's Improvement As- 
sociation, authorizing the use of 
city water from fire hydrants, 
without cost, from April 1, 1915, 
to November 15, 1915, in consid- 
eration of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets: N. Clark street 
from Addison street to North 
Halsted street; said permit to 
contain a condition that if said 
G. W. Gairing and J. A. Lindstedt 
shall fail to clean said streets, 
or any of them, to the satisfac- 
tion and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works or if 
said water is used for any other 
purpose than street sprinkling 
they shall pay to the City the full 
rate for all water used from the 
date of the issuance of said per- 
mit, and if said, G. W. Gairing 
and J. A. Lindstedt shall fail to 
comply with the conditions of said 
permit, the Mayor shall revoke 
the same, and no other permit 
shall be issued to said G. W. 
Gairing and J. A. Lindstedt until 
all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Barry Garage to string 
and maintain banner across the 
street, for a period of 60 days, 
in front of the premises known 
as 742 Barry avenue. Said ban- 
ner shall be erected and main- 
tained, in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



NEW BUSINESS ^BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1915. 



Aid. Kjellander presented a claim 
of Arthur R. Lilja for a refund of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to install by private con- 
tract a sewer in Wolfram street 
to connect with Diversey avenue 
sewer at North Lincoln street. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to L. C. Wolfe to remove 
barber pole from premises at 4549 
North Racine avenue and 6rect 
same at the southeast corner of 
North Racine and Wilson ave- 
nues. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Capitain presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted: 

Resolved, That the Local Trans- 
portation Committee be requested to 
prepare and submit to the City 
Council in such form as shall be ap- 
proved by the Corporation Counsel, 
a Bill to be submitted to the legis- 
lature to authorize unified opera- 
tion or a merger of the surface and 
elevated lines. 

Aid. Capitain presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to Fred Klein 
and James M. Kelly, president and 
secretary respectively of the 
South Edgewater Improvement 
Association, authorizing the use 
of city water from fire hydrants, 
without cost, from April 1, 1915, 
to November 15, 1915, in consid- 
eration of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets: Magnolia avenue 
from Foster avenue to Bryn Mawr 
avenue; Lakewood avenue from 
Foster avenue to Bryn Mawr ave- 
nue; Wayne avenue from Foster 
avenue to Bryn Mawr avenue; 
Berwyn avenue from Wayne ave- 
nue to Broadway; Balmoral ave- 
nue from Wayne avenue to 
Broadway; Catalpa avenue from 
Wayne avenue to Broadway; said 
permit to contain a condition that 
if said Fred Klein and James M. 
Kelly shall fail to clean said 
streets, or any of them, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works 
or if said water is used for any 
other purpose than street sprink- 
ling they shall pay to the City 
the full rate for all water used 
from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said Fred 
Klein and James M. Kelly shall 
fail to comply with the conditions 
of said permit, the Mayor shall 
revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said 
Fred Klein and James M. Kelly 
until all charges have been paid. 
Aid. Capitain presented a resolu- 
tion, recommending to the General 
Assembly for enactment into law. 
two Bills, commonly known as the 
"Park Consolidation Bill" and the 
"Home-Rule Bill". 

Aid. Capitain moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

All. Merriam moved to amend 
said resolution by inserting in the 
first paraghaph thereof, immediate- 
ly after the words "home-rule bill", 
the following language : "and a Bill 



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45 



providing for non-partisan elec- 
tions of municipal officers". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
adoption of said resolution as 
amended, the motion prevailed. 
(Aid. Kenna, Coughlin, Martin and 
Powers desiring to be recorded as 
votiing "No"). 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Whereas, The Permanent Char- 
ter Commission of the City of Chi- 
cago has prepared and had intro- 
duced in both Houses of the General 
Assembly, House Bill No. 162, Sen- 
Bill No. 70, commonly known as 
the park consolidation bill, and 
House Bill No. 266, Senate Bill No. 
128, commonly known as the home- 
rule bill, and a Bill providing for 
non-partisan elections of municipal 
officers, which bills are now pend- 
ing before committees of the (jen- 
eral Assembly; and 

Whereas, These Bills embody the 
most important legislation proposed 
for the City of Chicago in almost a 
decade; therefore, 

Be It Resolved, That the City 
Council of the City of Chicago rec- 
ommend to the General Assembly 
that it pass said Bills; and 

Be It Further Resolved, That the 
City Council, His Honor Mayor Wil- 
liam Hale Thompson, and his cabi- 
net, proceed to Springfield to-night 
to do whatever lies within their 
power to further the interest of said 
legislation. 

Aid. Capitain presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to permit G. U. Gairing to 
maintain wooden sign on roof of 
building at 4935 Broadway, an order 
directing said Commissioner to per- 
mit Leo Feldstein to maintain in- 
closed rear porch on building at 
1329 Winona street, and an order 
directing Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Mrs. Wm. 
Auer to erect and maintain a porch 
on rear of building at 6151 Win- 
throp avenue, which were 



Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Capitain presented claims of 
W. D. Sager and W. M. Cowell for 
rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an ordi- 
nance amending an ordinance 
passed March 22, 1915, defining tire 
limits in the City of Chicago. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, 
Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman,, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 69. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed March 22, 1915, and printed 
on pages 4083 to 4090 inclusive, of 
the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of said date, de- 
fining the fire limits in the City of 
Chicago be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the word 
"south" wherever the same appears 



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NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1915. 



in the 6th and 3rd lines from the 
bottom of the second column on 
page 4086 of the Journal and by in- 
serting in lieu thereof the word 
"north". 

Section 2. That the said ordi- 
nance be and the same is hereby 
further amended by striking out 
paragraph (m) and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following para- 
graph : 

"(m) The following described 
territory outside the above de- 
scribed fire limits is hereby es- 
tablished as a provisional fire limits 
district : Commencing at the inter- 
section of the southwesterly line of 
the right of way of the Pittsburgh, 
Ft. Wayne and Chicago Railroad 
and a line 125 feet easterly of the 
easterly line of the right of way ot 
the Illinois Central Railroad, thence 
southwesterly along said line 125 
feet easterly of the easterly line of 
the right of way of the Illinois Cen-* 
tral Railroad to the center line of 
East 83rd street, thence east along 
the center line of East 83rd street 
to the center line of Stony Island 
avenue, thence north along the cen- 
ter line of Stony Island avenue to 
the southwesterly line of the right 
of way of the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne 
and Chicago Railroad, thence north- 
westerly along the southwesterly 
line of the right of way of the Pitts- 
burgh, Ft. Wayne and Chicago Rail- 
road to the said line 125 feet east- 
erly of the easterly line of the right 
of way of the Illinois Central Rail- 
road, the place of beginning". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and af- 
ter its passage. 

Aid. Pretzel presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and ne 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to 0. B. Sander to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises kno^^Tl as 6140 N. 



Clark street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion . 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to S. M. Scholl to erect 
brick piers on Devon, Albion, 
North California, North Mozart 
and North Francisco avenues, as 
indicated on attached plans. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit E. 
A. Johnson to construct two dor- 
mers on premises known as 1928 
Patterson avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



TWE\TY-SEVE\TH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, w^hich were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to W. J. Wagner to tap 
water supply pipe at N. Kedvale 
avenue and Argyle street, and to 
install a 2-inch service pipe to 
supply premises known as 5020- 
26 N. Keeler avenue. 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to A. P. Canning, to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a 
canopy over the sidewalk in West 
Lawrence avenue, to be attached 
to the building or structure lo- 
cated at 3308 West Lawrence 
avenue, in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with 
the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public 



April 26, 1915. 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



47 



Safety, said canopy not to exceed 
31 feet in length nor 12 feet in 
width, upon the filing of the appli- 
cation and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Dempsey presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Henry Kern to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front oi 
the premises known as 2053 
Wabansia avenue. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 
Aid. Littler presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit Mrs. 
Theel to maintain and occupy build- 
ing at 2030 Hamburg street as at 
present constructed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid, Littler presented a resolution 
directing that the question of a set- 
tlement of all questions involved in 
the matter of lake-front develop- 
ment be taken up at once with the 
South Park Commissioners, which 
was 

Referred to the Railway Terminal 
Commission and the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

Aid. Littler presented a claim of 
Raymond S. Smith for a refund of 
examination fee, and a claim of 
Baron & Tucker for a decrease of i 
water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Aid. Rea presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to have 
arc lamps placed at the following 
locations: West 77th street and 
Eggleston avenue, and West 77th 
street and Stewart avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue to 
David Walsh a permit to lay 18 
drains on the north side of West 
79th street between South Ada 
street and South Ashland avenue, 
on the payment of one $5.00 per- 
mit fee and the cost of inspection, 
the regular fee to be paid when- 
ever the drains are extended for 
use. Such work shall be done un- 
der the supervision of the Bureau 
of Sewers, Department of Public 
Works, and in conformity with 
all the rules and regulations gov- 
erning such construction, and 
privilege hereby granted shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of D. 
E. Wahlquist for a refund of 90% 
of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for 
paving with asphaltic macadam 
South Robey street and South 
Seeley avenue from West 95th 
street to West 99th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 
following orders, which were, on 
motion, duly passed: 



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NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1915. 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Gordon's Economical Store 
to string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign in front of 
premises known as 3942 West 
North avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accor- 
dance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the H. & A. Reitz Lumber 
Company, to maintain two (2^ 
driveways, one at 1804 Xorth 
Monticello avenue and the other 
at 1803 North Monticello avenue; 
said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913. governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Janke presented the follow- 
ing order, which was. on motion, 
duly passed: 



I Ordered. That the Commis- 

! sioner of Public Works be and he 
! is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to George Burk to string, and 
I maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
i lin sign across the sidewalk in 
I front of premises knoxsn as 3953 
West North avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Janke presented an order di- 
' recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit comple- 
, tion of building at 1402 North 
La-^Tidale avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Mondav Mav 3. 1915, at 7 :30 o'clock 
P. M. ■ 




CITY CLERK 



COPY 

JOURNAL 

OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 3, 1915. 
7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 

■ Council Chamber, City Hall.i 



OFFICL\I. RECORD. 



pyrsent — Hon. William Hale 
Thompson. Mayor, and Aid. Cough - 
lin. Kenna. Nor.ris. DePriest. Stern, 
Werner. Richert. Hickey. Doyle 
Martin. Nance. McCormick. Kimball 
Merriam, Cross, Tyden. Block, Yan- 
derhilt. McNichols. Klaus. Pett- 
koske. Cullerton. Mulac. Kerner, 
Ray. Anderson. Smith, Lawley. 
Rodriguez. Utpatel. Szymkowski. 
Zwiefka. Walkowiak. Sitts. Healy. 
Murray. Bowler, Powers. Fick. Mil- 
ler. Krause. Geiger. Bauler. Elli- 
son. Kjellander. Wallace. Hader- 
lein. Gnadt. Link. Capitain. Pretzel. 
Lipps. Watson. Kennedy. Dempsey. 
Littler. Hrubec Wm. .T. Lynch. 
Bergen. Kearns. Rt-a. Fisher. Mich- 



aeison. Buck. Toman. Blah a. Thos. 
J. Lynch and Janke. 

Absent — Aid. MoDermrit: and 
0"Toole. 



Call to Order. 

At 7:30 o'clock P. M. th*^ hour 
appointed for the meeting . the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



• Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quonim present. 

JOURNAL. 

Aid. Hf^aly moved to (vTrect tlie 
printed record of the Proceedings 



50 



COMMUNia\TIONS. ETC! 



iMay 3, 1915. 



of the regular meeting lield Monday. 
April •2C). 1915, at 7 : 30 o'clock P. M., 
as submitted by the Clerk, by 
striking out the figures ''31.0"' oc- 
curring in the eighth line from the 
bottom of the right-hand column of 
page 45 1 G of said record, and by 
inserting in lieu thereof the figures 
"31.5": 

Also, to correct said record 
further, by striking out the word 
"Arthur" occurring in the twelfth 
line in the right-hand column of 
page -i593 of said record, and by 
inserting in lieu thereof the fol- 
lowing: "Arthur Kneisel, -$109.61.. 
600.56"". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve 
said printed record, as corrected, as 
the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said meeting, and to dispense with 
the reading of same. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to correct the 
printed record of the Proceeding"s 
of the regular meeting held Mon- 
day. April 26. 1915, at 8:30 o'clock 
P. M.. as submitted by the Clerk, by 
striking out the word and figure 
"Section 2". occurring in the thir- 
teenth line from the bottom of the 
pagf, in the left-hand column of 
page 46 of said record, and by in- 
serting in lieu thereof the word and 
figure "^^ection 3"; 

Also, to correct said record 
further, by striking out the words 
"Railway Terminal Commission" 
appearing in the tenth and ninth 
lines from Ihe bottom of the page, 
in the left-hand column of page 47, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
words "Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals". 

Tli»^ motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
]).rintod r»'cord, as corrected, as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meetuig, and to dispense with the 
reading of same. 

'I'll*' motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and All 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 

The Clerk presented a report suu- 
mitted by His Honor the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of (Correction during the 
week ended May 1., 1915, together 
with the cause of each release, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Veto of Order for Removal of Water 
Meter. 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 3, 1915.} 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentle:me>' — I return herewith 
without my approval, on recom- 
mendation of the Superintendent 
of Water, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular 
meeting, directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to remove 
water meter from premises known 
as No. 9027 Commercial avenue, for 
the reason that the revenue derived 
by meter rate would amount to 
more than by frontage rate. 
Yours respectfully. 
( Signed ^ Wm. Hale Thompson. 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
whicii was ordered published and 
placed on file: 



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51 



Appointment of Select Committee to 
Adjust Differences in Building 
Trades Industries. 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 3. 1915.} 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the terms of a resolution adopted 
by your Honorable Body at the last 
regular meeting directing the ap- 
pointment of a committee of Alder- 
men to use their good ofhces with 
the conflicting parties in the pres- 
ent differences now existing in the 
building trades industry, I have the 
honor to appoint the following: 

Aid. Carl Murray, Chairman. 

Aid. Lewis D. Sitts. 

Aid. John Toman. 

Aid. .James A. Kearns. 

Aid. John Kjellander. 

Yours respectfully. 
(Signed Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

also. 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Appointment of Commission on 
Downtown Municipal Im- 
provements. 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 3, 191 5. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
the terms of a resolution adopted 
by your Honoratile Body at the last 
regular meeting, I have the honor 
to appoint the following as mem- 
bers of the Commission on Down- 
town Municipal Improvements : 

Aid. William J. Healy, Chairman. 

Aid. Oliver L. Watson. 

Aid, Hugh Norris. 

Aid. John Kjellander. 

Aid, James Rea. 

Aid. John A. Richert. 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 

City Engineer. 
William L. Ellis. 
August Cjatzert. 
William F. Juergens. 
William H. Rehm. 
Philip W. Seipp. 
Edward M. Skinner. ■ 

Yours respectfully. 
(Signed Wm. Hale Tho^ipson, 

Mayor. 

also. 

The following communication, 
which was. together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

National Aeroplane Competition. 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago. May 3, 1915.J 

To the Honorable City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I have the honor to 
transmit herewith communication 
from the chairman of the New Y^ork 
Aeroplane Competition, requesting 
co-operation of the City of Chicago 
in the meet, which begins July 4th. 

I respectfully recommend the 
reference of the subject to your 
Committee on Finance for consid- 
eration. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

also, 

A communication transmitting a 
report of the Inspector of Oils for 
the month of April, 1915, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows : 

Financial Report of the City Oil 

Inspector for the Month of 

April, 1915. 

Total number of barrels in- 



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spected April 1915 76,792 

Total number of barrels in- 
spected April, 1914 75,958 

Total increase of barrels for 

month of April, 1915 834 



Receipts. 
Total number of barrels 
inspected April 1915, 
76,792 at 6c $4,607.52 

Expenses. 

Pay Roll for the 

first half month 

of April $ 699.38 

Pay Roll for the 

last half month 

of April ..'.... 646.25 
City Collector 9 

street car books 

for Deputy In- 

spectors for 

month of March. 

1915 23.85 

City Collector 1. 

25 - ride ticket 

to South Chi- 
cago, Ills., I. C. 

R. R. Co.. 3.50 

1,372.98 



Total net receipts 

for month of 

April, 1915 .... $3,234.54 

(Sig-ned James A. Quinn, 

City Oil Inspector. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 

Office of the City Clerk,| 
Chicago, May 3, 1915.1 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

To the Honor able, the Mayor and 
City Council: 
Gentlemen — In accordance with 



the provisions of The Code. I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this ofiice: 

Chicago Railways Company : Ac- 
ceptance, ordinance of April 8, 1915, 
tracks in Ashland avenue; filed 
April 29, 1915. 

Yours respectfully. 
(Signed) John Siman. 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary: 

Office of the City Clerk,| 
Chicago, May 3. 1915.| 

Filing of Daily Newspapers. . 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — Section 1671 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911 requires that 
a copy of daily newspapers pub- 
lished in this city shall be placed 
regularly on file in the office of 
the City Clerk as part of the public 
archives of the city. 

In the course of the last forty 
years hundreds of volumes have 
accumulated in the vaults of the 
City Clerk. The expense of bind- 
ing such volumes is increasing year 
by year and now reaches a consid- 
erable amount annually. In ad- 
dition, much valuable vault space, 
' which is needed for other pur- 
poses, is taken up by the newspaper 
I volumes. 

I So far as I can learn, the re- 
i quirement for filing of newspapers 
j in the City Clerk's office was im- 
I posed at a time prior to the estab- 
lishment of the Chicago Public Li- 
brary. As the library now files all 
daily newspapers, it would seem 
that the filing in the office of the 
City Clerk is a needless duplication. 
I am informed that, during the last 
twenty years at least, the volumes 
on file in this ofiice have been sel- 
dom, if ever, referred to. 

I therefore respectfully requ«'st 
that said Section 1671 be amended 



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to eliminate the necessity for fil- 
ing such newspaper copies in the 
office of the City Clerk. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed John Siman, 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Schedule of Hours fop Committee 
Meetings. 

Committee on Finance, 
CHiaA.GO, April 30, 1915. 

Hon. John Siman, City Clerk: 

"dear Sir — At a meeting of the 
Chairmen of Council Committees, 
held in compliance with Rule 45 
of the Council Rules in the Fi- 
nance Committee Rooms on Thurs- 
day, April 29, 1915, the following 
days and hours w^ere set for the 
meetings of the various Council 
Committees : 

Finance — Fridays, 2 P. M. 

Local Transportation — Wednes- 
days, 2 P. M. 

Gas, Oil and Electric Light — 
Thursdays, 2 P. M. 

Harbors, Wharves and Bridges — 
Mondays, 10 A. M. 

Local Industries — Tuesdays, 2 P. 
M. 

Judiciary — Mondays. 2 P. M. 
'When no Council meeting.^ 

Streets and Alleys — Tuesdays, 2 
P. M. 

License— Thursdays, 10:30 A. M. 

Buildings— Fridays, 2 P. M. 

Schools — Tuesdays, 11 A. M. 

Health— Thursdays, 2 P. M. 

Railway Terminals — Tuesdays, 10 
A. M. 

Track Elevation — Fridays, 10 A. 
M. 

Compensation — Fridays, 1 P. M. 

Special Park Commission — Fri- 
days, 10 A. M. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed; John A. Richert, 

Chairman, Committee on Finance. 



] ALSO. 

A petition, verified by affidavit, 
of Joseph J. Dochtermann, contest- 
ing the election of Wm. P. Ellison 
as Alderman of the 22nd Ward, 
said petition containing a statement 
of the points on which said election 
will be contested, together with 
proof of servioe, which petition was 
filed in the office of the City Clerk 
April 28, 1915; which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The bond of John McHugh as 
Building Inspector in Charge, in the 
penal sum of 85,000.00, with the 
Chicago Bonding and Surety Com- 
pany as surety. 

Aid. Richert moved to approve 
said bond. 

The motion prevailed and said 
bond was approved, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Ker- 
ner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez. Szymkowski. Zwiefka, 
Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen. Kearns, Rea, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Janke — 64. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A communication from Frederick 
Starr, requesting amendment of the 
ordinances governing the use of 
motion pictures, to permit the use 
of a certain slow-burning film in 
schools and^churches. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said 



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communication to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Pretzel moved 
to reconsider the vote by which said 
order was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary. 

The motion to reconsider pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to refer said 
communication to the Committee 
on Buildings and City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

A claim of the Pabst Brewing 
Company for compensation for 
damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report Concerning "Bar Permits". 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, 
containing a list of persons to whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 
since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the City Comptroller: 

Approval of Bond of Soutli West 

Ti'ust and Savinf|<s Bank, as 

City DeposiUiry. 

Department op Finance,} 
Chicago, May 3, 1915. f 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — We would respect- 
fully recommend the approval by 
your Honorable Body of the at- 
tached bond of Ihe South West 
Trust i^' Savings Bank in the sum 



of -s80,000, with the Globe Indem- 
nity Company as surety. 

This bond is to be accepted in 
lieu of personal bond filed Dec. 28, 
1914, when the South West Trust 
& Savings Bank was accepted as 
a City Depositary for the year 1915. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 

Aid. Richert moved to approve 
the bond submitted with the fore- 
going communication. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, N orris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Ker- 
ner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Szymkowski, Zwiefka. 
Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler. Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Janke — 64. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication and 
statement, which were orderi'd 
published and placed on file: 

Department of Finance, [ 
Chicago, May 3, 1915.( 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
s on bled: 

GentleiMen — In accordance with 
the order of the City Council passed 
PYbruary 2nd, 1914, we beg to su li- 
mit iierewith City Comptroller's 
hank statement showing the mini- 
mum and average daily balances in 
eacli of the City Depositaries for 
the month of April, 1915. 

Respectfully, 
'Signed' Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



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City Compti^oller's Bank Statement, Showing tlie AOnimum and Average 

Dailv Balances of City Funds in each of the City Depositaries 

for the Month of April, 1915. 



Bank. 

Aetna State Bank $ 

American State Bank 

Auburn State Bank of Chicago 

Austin National Bank 

Austin State Bank 

Bowmanville National Bank 

Capital State Savings Bank 

Central Manufacturing District Bank 

Central Trust Company of Illinois 

Chicago City Bank and Trust Company 

Chicago Savings Bank and Trust Company. . 

Citizens' State Bank of Lake View 

Citizens' Trust and Savings Bank 

City State Bank 

Continental and Commercial National Bank 
of Chicago 

Continental and Commercial Trust and Sav- 
ings Bank 

Depositors' State and Savings Bank 

Drexel State Bank of Chicago 

Drovers' National Bank 

Drovers' Trust and Savings Bank 

The Edgewater State Bank 

Englewood State Bank 

Fidelity State Bank (19 days- 

First National Bank of Chicago 

First National Bank of Englewood 

First Trust and Savings Bank 

Foreman Bros.' Banking Company 

Fort Dearborn National Bank 

Fort Dearborn Trust and Savings Bank 

Franklin Trust and Savings Bank 

Fullerton-Southport State Savings Bank. . . . 

Garfield Park State Savings Bank 

Greenebaum Sons Bank and Trust Company. 

Guarantee Trust and Savings Bank of 
Chicago 

Halsted Street State Bank 

Harris Trust and Savings Bank 

Hibernian Banking Association 

A. H. Hill & Co. State Bank 

Home Bank and Trust Company 

Hyde Park State Bank 

Illinois Trust and Savings Bank 

Interstate National Bank 

Irving Park National Bank 

Jefferson Park National Bank 

Kaspar State Bank 

Kenwood Trust and Savings Bank 

Lake and State Savings Bank 

Lake View State Bank 

Lake View Trust and Savings Bank 

Lawndale National Bank 

Lawndale State Bank 

Liberty Trust and Savings Bank 

Lincoln State Bank of Chicago 



Minimum 

Balance 

25.000.00 

200;000.00 

50,000.00 

25,000.00 



25,000.00 

15,000.00 

100,000.00 

400,000.00 

100.000.00 

150.000.00 

75,000.00 

25,000.00 



500,000.00 

250,000.00 

75,000.00 

50,000.00 

300,000.00 

125,000.00 



5,000.00 



250,000.00 

89,884.25 

400,000.00 

125.000.00 

100,000.00 

50,000.00 

40.000.00 

150;000.00 

25,000.00 

100,000.00 

300,000.00 

300,000.00 

25.000.00 

25,000.00 

75,000.00 

500,000.00 

10,000.00 

15,000.00 

20,000.00 

75,000.00 

50,000.00 

75,000.00 

50,000.00 

85,000.00 

30,000.00 

125,000.00 

75,000.00 

75,000.00 



Average 
Balance. 
40,800.00 
215,800.00 
65,800.00 
34,000.00 

25,000.00 

21,300.00 

115,800.00 

406,600.00 

115,800.00 

185,000.00 

75,000.00 

25,000.00 



502,300.00 

250,000.00 

75,000.00 

65,800.00 

331,600.00 

125.000.00 



5,000.00 



250,000.00 
484,100.00 
400,000.00 
160,000.00 
115,800.00 
50,000.00 
62,100.00 
185,000.00 

40,800.00 

100,000.00 

300,000.00 

306,600.00 

40,800.00 

40,800.00 

75,000.00 

526,600.00 

10.000.00 

21,300.00 

20,000.00 

84,500.00 

65,800.00 

75,000.00 

65,800.00 

100,800.00 

30,000.00 

125,000.00 

90,800.00 

75,000.00 



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Minimum 

-Bank. Balance 

Lincoln Trust and savings Bank 40 000 00 

Live stock Exchange National Bank ol" 

Chicago 175.000.00 

Logan square Trust and Savings Bank 50 000 00 

Madison and Kedzie State Bank 100.000.00 

Market Trust and Savings Bank 20 000 000 

Mercantile Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago 75.000 00 

Merchants Loan and Trust Co 200.000.00 

Michigan Avenue Trust Company 25.000 00 

Mid-City Trust and Savings Bank lOO 000 00 

Morgan Park State Bank .5.000 00 

National Bank of the Republic of Chicago. . . 30o!oOO 00 

National City Bank of Chicago 200.000 00 

National Produce Bank of Chicago 75.000.00 

North Avenue State Bank 40.000.00 

North Side State Savings Bank '....'.. 

North-Western Trust and Savings Bank. . . . 75.000 66 

North West State Bank 

Ogden Avenue State Bank 75.000.66 

Old Colony Trust and Savings Bank '. . 

People's Stock Yards State Bank 150.000.66 

People's Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago. 250.000.00 

Pioneer state Savings Bank 50.000.00 

Pullman Trust and Savings Bank 100.000.00 

Ravenswood National Bank 20.000.00 

Roseland State Savings Bank 65.000.00 

Second Security Ba'hk of Chicago 50.000.00 

Security Bank of Chicago 50.000.00 

Sheridan Trust and Savings Bank 40.000.00 

Sixty-third and Halsted State Savings Bank. 25.000.00 

South Chicago Savings Bank 40.000.00 

South Side State Bank 35.000.00 

South West Merchants* State Bank 55,000.00 

South West Trust and Savings Bank 115.000.00 

Standard Trust and Savings Bank 250.000.00 

State Bank of Chicago 400.000.00 

State Bank of Italy 

Stockmen's Trust and Savings Bank 100.000.00 

Stock Yards Savings Bank 125.000.00 

Union Bank of Chicago 125,000.00 

Union Trust Company 200.000.00 

United State Bank of Chicago 25.000.00 

Washington Park National Bank. : 50.000.00 

Wendell State Bank 40.000.00 

West Englewood Ashland State Bank 65.000.00 

West Side Trust and Savings Bank 100. 000. 00 

West Town State Bank 50.000.00 

Woodlawn Trust and Savings Bank 50,000.00 

La Salle Street Tru^t and Savings Bank 75,000.00 

•Si^ed EuGEN 



Average 
Balance. 
40,000.00 

206,600.00 
50,000.00 

100.000.00 
26,300.00 
90.800.00 

206.600.00 
40.800.00 

131.600.00 
5.000.00 

306,600.00 

200.000.00 
92,500.00 
46,300.00 

90,800.66 

75,000.66 

' 165.800.60 

281.600.00 

50,000.00 

131.600.00 

20,000.00 

80.800.00 

50.000.00 

81.600.00 

46.300.00 

40.800.00 

46.300.00 

44.500.00 

67.600.00 

117.500.00 

285.000.00 

436,600.00 

115.800.00 

156.600.00 

160.000.00 

200.000.00 

40.800.00 

50.000.00 

40.000.00 

71.300.00 

131,600.00 

50.000.00 

65.800.00 

75.000.00 

E R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



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COMmSSIOXER OF^ GAS WD 
ELECTRICITY. 

The Cierk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity, which was., together with 
the ordinance transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on 
Finance : 

Department of Gas and Elec-1 

TRICITY, 

Chicago,' May 1. 1P15.J 
Change in \ame of Department. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council, City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — On January 5, 1914, 
there was passed by your Honorable 
Body an ordinance changing the 
name of the Department of Elec- 
tricity to "Department of Gas and 
Electricity." and the official titles 
of the City Electrician and As- 
sistant City El^ectl:'ician to "Commis- 
sioner and Deputy Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity."" 

Some time subsequent to that date 
there was passed an ordinance 
creating a department known as the 
Department of Public Sei^-ice. 
Under the provisions of that ordi- 
nance the Bureau of Gas Testing 
and Gas Meter Inspection was trans- 
ferred from this department to the 
new department. Since all gas 
regulating activities are now with- 
out the jurisdiction of this depart- 
ment, it would appear that the 
name "Department of Gas and 
Electricity" and the title "Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity"" are 
misnomers. 

All street lighting matters, in- 
cluding lighting by gas and gaso- 
line, are still under the jurisdiction 
of this department, and it is the 
writer's belief that the name of the 
department should be changed to 
•"Department of Lighting and Elec- 
tricity,"* and the official titles to 
"Commissioner and Deputy Com- 
missioner of Lighting and Elec- 
tricity."' 

With this end in view, the Cor- 



poration Counsel, at the writer's 
suggestion, has prepared draft of an 
ordinance, which is enclosed here- 
with, and I respectfully recommend 
its reference to the proper commit- 
tee for consideration. 

Yours very respectfully. 
Signed, Ray Palmer, 

Commissioner. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, 
which was. together with the order 
transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys : 

Department of Public Works,) 
• Chicago, April 30, 1915. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I beg to transmit 
herewith an order on the Corpora- 
tion Counsel in connection with at- 
tempted vacation of parts of certain 
streets and alleys. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Signed W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
Signed Jno. D. Riley. 

Superintendent of Maps. 

ALSO. 

The following communication, 
which was. toarethfr with the report 
transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Stre»^t« and \1- 
leys : 

Sidewalk Encroachments in "Loop'' 
District. 

Department of Public Works,| 
Chicago. April 27, 1915. | 

The Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance wiin 

your order of March 29. 1915 

Council Proceedings, page 4158\ I 



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transmit herewith a report of side- 
walk encroachments in the territory 
bounded by i2th street, the Chicago 
River, and Lake Michigan, con- 
structed under authority of the 
Council. 

Ve^^- respectfully. 
(Signed ' W. R. Moorhouse. 

Commissioner of Public Works, 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was. together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Street? 
and Alleys : 

Removal of Bay Windows on 
National City Bank Building. 

Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago. April 30. 19i5.( 

The Eonorahle, the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a letter from Messrs. Aldis and 
Company. 247 Monadnock Block, 
asking an extension of time in re 
the removal of bay windows of the 
National City Bank Building, at the 
southeast corner of Dearborn and 
Monroe streets, with copy of my re- 
ply thereto. 

Yours very truly. 
Signed; W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

ALSO. 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Cx^mmit- 
tee on Local Transportation: 

Diversion of Street Railway Traflie 
fiH>ni Madison Street Bridge to 
Monroe Street Bridge. 

Department of Public Works,] 
Chicago. April 20. 1915.} 

The Honorable, the Mayor and the 

City Council: 

(Jentlemen — Plans for Monroe 
street bridge, which will be built by 
the Union Station Company, are 
I'eady for advertisement. The 
plans for tho bridge include street 



( railway tracks, in order thai street 
I lailway traffjc may be diverted to 
j this bridge during the construc- 
tion of a new bridge at Madison 
I street. The present bridge at Madi- 
I son street will be taken out of >eiv- 
I ice as soon as Monroe street bridge 
I is completed. 

In view of this, arrangements 
I should be made with the «:hicago 
i Surface Lines looking toward the 
temporary diversion of their cars 
1 from Madison street bridge to Mon- 
j roe street bridge during the con- 
struction of Madison street bridge. 
Very respectfully. 
I Signed^ W. R. Moorhouse. 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

I ALSO. 

I 

i The following communication. 
j which was referred to the Commit- 
i tee on Local Industries: 

i In Matter of Switch Traek Main- 
I tained by Frank ^leCarthy, 

I Department of Public Works.[ 
Chicago. April 30. 1915.\ 

i To the Honorabh\ the City Counril 
I of Chicarjo: 

j Gentlemen — On November 9. 
I 1914, his Honor the Mayor forward- 
. ed to your honorable body a peti- 
'. tion from "residents and property 
\ owners in the vicinity of West Chi- 
I cago avenue and North Krai av»-- 
i nue requesting the repeal of an 
i ordinance granting permission \r> 
Frank McCarthy to operate a rail- 
road switch track." and reeom- 
; mended that the petition be referr.-d 
to the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, which recommendation wa> 
\ followed. Journal of Proceeding- 
; of November 9, 191 i. page 1933 . 

On December 28. 1914. the Com- 
1 mittee on Local Industries submitted 
I the following report to your hon- 
j orable body in the matter: 

'Tour Committee on Local In- 
dustries, to whom was referred 
November 9. 1914. page 1933^ a 
petition from residents and prop- 



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59 



erty owners in the vicinity of 
West Chicago avenue and North 
Krai and Kostner avenues request- 
ing the repeal of an ordinance 
passed by the City Council July 2, 
1914, granting permission and au- 
thority to Frank M. McCarthy to 
construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a railroad switch track 
across the intersection of North 
Kenton avenue and Rice street 
and across North Kolmar avenue 
and North Krai avenue, between 
West Chicago avenue and Rice 
street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying amendatory 
ordinance (eliminating the exten- 
sion of the track eastwardly 
across North Krai avenue), with 
compensation of $61.00 per an- 
num, as fixed by your select Com- 
mittee on Compensation (ordi- 
nance printed in pamphlet No. 
321)." (Journal of Proceedings of 
December 28, 1914, page 2605.) 

This report was considered and 
concurred in at the meeting of your 
honorable body held January 4, 
1915, and the ordinance transmitted 
therewith was passed. (Journal of 
Proceedings of January 4, 1915, 
page 2729). 

This amendatory ordinance was 
not accepted by Mr. McCarthy. On 
January 22, 1915, this department 
served the following notice upon 
him: 

"You are hereby notified to re- 
move switch track maintained by 
you in North Kilbourn avenue 
(formerly North Krai avenue), at 
a point approximately 75 feet 
north of West (Chicago avenue, 
within fifteen days from the date 
of this notice, as ordinance of 
July 2, 1914, which authorized you 
to maintain said track was 
amended by ordinance passed on 
January 4, 1915 (Journal of Pro- 
ceedings, page 2729), which ordi- 
nance is quoted herein." 
Mr. McCarthy failed to comply 



with said notice, and we referred 
the matter to the Law Department 
for advice. The Corporation Coun- 
sf-1 advises that w^e recommend to 
your honorable body the repeal of 
the ordinance of July 2, 1914, 
w^hich authorized the construction of 
the track in question. We there- 
fore respectfully request that you 
pass an ordinance repealing saia 
ordinance of July 2, 1914. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed' W. R. Moorhousk. 

Coramissioner of Public Worh'^. 
Recommended by 
I S i gn e d Walter G . L e i n i n g er . 
Superintendent of Streets. 



CORPORATION COUNSEL. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communications submitted by the 
Corporation Counsel, which w^ere, 
together with the order transmitted 
therewith, referred to the Committee 
on Finance : 

Claim of U. S. Cast Iron Pipe and 
Foundry Co. 

Law D epartm ent, j 
Chicago, April 23. 1915.\ 

To the Honorable City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The case of United 
States Cast Iron Pipe and P'oundry 
Company vs. City of Chicago (Muni- 
cipal Court No. 201,462; was tried 
before Judge Wells in June, 1912. 
and a judgment entered against the 
City for $7,065. On appeal by the 
City to the Appellate court, the 
judgment of the lower court was re- 
versed and the case remanded for 
another trial. The facts are iho 
following: 

Five contracts for w^ater pip^i's 
w^ere let by the City to the abo\e 
company betwT^en May. 1906, and 
l'>bruary. 1907. Through strikes, 
railroad conditions and tloods, as 
w^ell . as through changes in the 
orders for pipe, as alleged by the 
company and confirmed hv corre- 



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May 3, 1915. 



spondeiio.' offered in evidence, the 
company was unable to deliver the 
pipe within the time named in the 
various contracts. 

IVice the company asked for an 
extension of time, but this was not 
granted. Most of the estimates and 
vouchers issued show deductions at 
the rate of fifteen dollars per day, 
amounting in all to $7,065. The 
company refused to accept the war- 
rants issued on account of these 
forfeitures and the then corpora- 
tion counsel investigated the mat- 
ter, as appears from several letters 
offered in evidence. The result was 
that the company was permitted to 
collect its vouchers without pre- 
judice of any rights it might later 
be able to establish. 

May 3, 1907, John J. Hanberg, 
Commissioner of Public Works, ad- 
vised the committee on finance that 
John Ericson, the City Engineer, 
had reported to him that the entire 
penalty, with the exception of 
$453.94, should be waived. He 
asked that a council order be passed 
authorizing him to issue voucners 
in accordance with the engineer's 
recommendation. However, this was 
not done, and the matter dragged 
along until 1911 when the com- 
pany brought the suit first men- 
tioned. 

It appears, from the original con- 
tracts and specifications on file in 
the department of public works, 
that in the contract dated June 11, 
1906, the penalty clause was left 
blank and that in the contract 
dated January 17, 1907, the whole 
penalty clause was stricken out 
with red pencil. 

The fleductions made on these 
two contracts, despite this fact, 
amounted to $2,670.00. 

Before Judge Wells, I insisted 
that the deductions must be treated 
as liquidated damages, but the court 
held that the company was entitled 
to the full amount, $7,065. In the 
Appellate court it was held that the 
dedu(;tions must be held to be liqui- 



dated damages. The case is now on 
call before Judge Williams in the 
Municipal court. 

Through its attorneys, Winston, 
Payne, Strawn and Shaw, the com- 
pany now concedes that the City 
may be held entitled to retain $4,- 
395.00 as liquidated damages, and, 
in order to avoid a second trial, it 
offers to take $2,670.00, which is 
the amount deducted on the two 
contracts which did not contain the 
forfeiture clause. 

Upon due consideration, it is my 
opinion that a second trial will most 
likely result in a judgment against 
the City for withholding from the 
company the sum of $2,670.00 upon 
the two contracts heretofore men- 
tioned. And, since the deductions 
were not warranted by the terms 
of the contracts, interest may also 
be claimed and awarded by the 
court. 

In view of the facts presented, I 
respectfully refer the order here- 
with transmitted for your consider- 
ation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Nicholas Mighels, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



Law Department, I 
Chicago, May 3, 1915.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Through delay in 
transmitting the report of my pre- 
decessor to the session of the old 
City Council held April 26, 1915, the 
recommendation therein made that 
this department be permitted to 
consent to the entry of judgment 
for $2,670.00 in the Municipal Court 
in favor of the United States Cast 
Iron Pipe & Foundry Company will 
come to your honorable body at 
today's session for action. 

After consideration of tne record 
in this case, I fully concur in the 
reconmiendation made in said re- 



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61 



port and ask that the order there- 
with transmitted be passed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Richard S. Folsom, 

Corporation Counsel. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the docu- 
ments transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance : 

Annexation of Village of Clearing. 

Law Department,] 
Chicago, May 1, 1915.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — We beg to inioriu 
you that the proposition for the 
annexation of the Village of Clear- 
ing, having received the votes of 
the majority of those who voted 
upon the question in both the City 
of Chicago and the Village of Clear- 
ing, was duly carried, and that, upon 
the counting of the votes and the 
announcement of the result, the an- 
nexation of said Village of Clearing 
to the City of Chicago became ef- 
fective. Such count for the City of 
•Chicago was made shortly after the 
municipal election in this city, and 
for the Village of Clearing was 
completed by the canvassing board 
of said village, April 24, 1915. 
Hence, under the law, the said vil- 
lage was annexed to the city on 
the last mentioned date. 

We submit herewith certified 
copy of the returns of the canvass- 
ing boards and a certified copy of 
the order of the county court based 
thereon, for the purpose of pre- 
serving same in the records of the 
City Clerk's ofTice, together with 
this letter, so that the date of such 
annexation, April 2\, 1915, may be- 
come a matter of record. 

The fiscal year of the Village of 
Clearing, under its ordinances, be- 
gan May 1st of each year; conse- 
quently there was no appropriation 
ordinance passed for the current 
year, and no separate tax levy can 



be made for the territory formerly 
included within the boundaries of 
said village. The County Clerk has. 
however, been notified that the tax 
levy of the City of Chicago should 
be spread over this territory. 

The statute provides thai all pub- 
lic books, papers and documents of 
the village shall be transferred to 
and filed with the appropriate of- 
ficer of the city as the city council 
shall direct. While we believe 
there is sufficient authority given 
by the code for the city comptrol- 
ler to demand and take over all 
such public documents, we have 
deemed it advisable, in order that 
no question may be raised by any- 
one connected with the former Vil- 
lage of Clearing, to submit herewith 
an order naming the city comptrol- 
ler as the officer to whom such 
transfer should be made, and we 
recommend that such order be 
passed without delay so that the 
comptroller can proceed at once to 
take over the property and public 
documents. 

We also beg to call your atten- 
tion, in this connection, to the fact 
that it is necessary to incorporate 
the annexed territory within the 
boundaries of one or more of the 
wards of the city, and suggest that 
this matter be referred to the ap- 
propriate committee for considera- 
tion. 

Yours respectfully. 

(Signed i Leon Horn stein, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved : 

(Signed; Richard S. Folsom, 

Corporation CounsH. 



BOARD OF EDI CATION. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitfed by the 
Board of Education, wliicli was re- 
ferred to the Special Park Commis- 
sion: 



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May 3, 1915. 



Sprinkling of Yards Adjoining School 
Buildings. 

Board of Education, 
Chicago, May 1. 1915. 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Coimcil Assembled: 
Gentlemen — The Board of Edu- 
cation of the City of Chicago hereby 
requests the City Council to renew 
its permit, granted to the Board of 
Education under date of May 18, 
1914, for the use of ^Yater for 
sprinkling purposes on yards sur- 
rounding school buildings between 
8:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M, for the 
season of 1915. 

Such action was taken by the 
Board of Education at its regular 
meeting held April 28, 1915. 

A certified copy of the report ac- 
companies this communication. 
Respectfully, 
Board of Education of the City 
OF Chicago, 
(Signed By Jacob M. Loeb, 

Vice President. 



Attest: 
(Signed 



L. E. Larson. 
Secretary. 



also, 

Sundry requests submitted by the 
Board of Education for 

Additional Appropriations 

for the following schools : Cre- 
gier, $0,000.00: Forestville. §12,- 
000.00; Lawsoii, si^.OOO.OO; Lowell, 
88,000.00; Norwood Park. 850,000.00; 
Park Manor. 89,000.00: Peirce, $5,- 
000.00; Riis. 810.000.00: Reilly, 820,- 
000.00; A. 0. Sexton, 810,000.00; 
Scanlau. 810,000.00: Sabin. 80.- 
000.00; Seward, 86,000.00; Shepard, 
813.000.00: Swift. 85.000.00; which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fin*, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 

also, 

A rt^(}ii.\<t submitted by tho Board 



of Education for an appropriation 
of 8285,000.00 for the erection of a 
new elementary school building for 
the Lewis-Champlin School, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

The Clerk presented lists, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements, of assessment rolls filed 
in the County Court April 12 and 
April 20, for final hearing April 30 
and May 14, 1915, respectively, 
which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Pj'oposal for Issuance of Bonds for 
Construction of "Town Hall of 
the Nation." 

The Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred (January 
15, 1915. page 2826; a communica- 
tion suggesting the issuance oi 
bonds for the purpose of construct- 
ing a municipal auditorium to be 
known as "The Town Hall of the 
Nation," submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted therew^ith, au- 
tiiorizing the issuance of bonds to 
the amount of 81,250.000.00 for said 
purpose. 

Unanimous ('(UiseiU was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Ricjiert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

After debate. Aid. Richert moved 
to amend said ordinance by strik- 
ing out the words "on a site already 
acquired by the City of Chicago'" 
wiierever said words occur in said 
ordinance, and by inserting in lieu 
thereof in each such case the words 



May 3, 1915. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



63 



"on p-ublicly-owned property in the 
City of Chicago". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion was lost, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Richert, 
Hickey. Sitts, Healy, Murray, Gei- 
ger, Capitain, Lipps, Rea, Michael- 
son, Thos. J. Lynch — 13. 

Nays — Xorris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, McNich- 
ols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Anderson, 
Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Bauler, Ellison, Ivjellander, 
Wallace. Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Pretzel, Watson, Kennedy. Demp- 
sey. Littler, Hrubec, Wm. J. Ljmch, 
Bergen, Kearns, Fisher, Buck, To- 
man. Blaha, Janke — 55. 



Temporary Transfer of $250,000.00 
from "Traction Fund" to Bridge 
Bond Fund. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had 
under consideration the matter of 
a transfer of the sum of $250,000.00 
from the "traction fund" to the 
credit of a fund to be derived from 
the sale of bridge bonds, submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order transmitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey. Doyle, • Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt. 
McNichols. Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 



lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 
VVm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea. 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That an order passed by 
the City Council on April 26, 1915, 
and appearing on page 4532 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the 
City Council of that date, whereby 
the City Treasurer and the City 
Comptroller are authorized and di- 
rected to transfer the sum of Two 
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dol- 
lars (-$250,000.00) from the Trac- 
tion Fund of the City of Chicago to 
the credit of the fund to be derived 
from the sale of bridge bonds au- 
thorized by ordinance of the City 
Council of October 2, 1911, be and 
the same is hereby amended by 
adding thereto the following: 

"It is further ordered. That the 
said sum of Two Hundred and Fifty 
Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00- so 
transferred shall be returned to the 
Traction Fund of the City of Chi- 
cago with interest, at the rate of 
four per cent, per annum on same, 
immediately upon the issuance and 
sale of enough of the bridge bonds 
so authorized as aforesaid to reim- 
burse the said Traction Fund, the 
said reimbursement to be made 
within ninety (90' d^ys from the 
date of making the transfer from 
the said Traction Fund, as herein- 
before provided." 



Renewal of Lease of Space in City 
Hall Square Building. 



ALSO, 



The same committee who had 
Jiad un<h^r consideration the ques- 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 3. 1915. 



tion of the rental of space in the 
City Hall Square Building, submit- 
ted a report recommending the 
passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols. Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawiey. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick. Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns. Rea. 
Fisher, Michaelson. Buck. Toman! 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas. The Harbor and Sub- 
way Commission, Technical Board 
of the Health Department and Di- 
vision of Bridges are occupying the 
twentieth floor of the City Hall 
Square Building, 127-139 North 
Clark street, under lease from the 
City Hall Square Company, termin- 
ating on the thirtieth day of April, 
.A. D. 1915, at a rental of $8,400.00 
per annum, and said departments 
will have use for said premises for 
at least the balance of the year 
1915. and the occupation of said 
premises 'by the Harbor and Sub- 
way Commission and Division of 
Bridges is in connection with con- 
struction work undertaken by said 
departments: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be 
and hereby is authorized and direct- 



ed to renew said lease for a period 
of eight months ending on the 
thirty-first day of December, A. D. 
1915, with an option of one or two 
years thereafter, and is authorizod 
and directed to charge the rents for 
said premises on a pro rata basis 
against accounts appropriated for 
said departments, as follows: 

Harbor and Subway Commission, 
$2,434.60, against Accounts 800 X 
1 to 10. 

Technical Board, Health Depart- 
ment, $2,699.20, against Account 
37 X 92. 

Division of Bridges, $3,266.20, 
against 901 X Accounts for the con- 
struction of various bridges. 



Purchase of Automobile by Special 
Park Commission. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had 
under consideration the matter of 
the purchase of an automobile by 
the Special Park Commission, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols. Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner. Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel. Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Wal- 
kowiak. Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler. Powers. Fick. Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler. Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm, J, Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck. Toman, 



May 3, 1915. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by this Council on March 
29, 1915, and shown at page 4189 
of the Council Proceedings of that 
date, authorizing the Special Park 
Commission to purchase one new 
Reo automobile, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows : By 
striking out the last nine lines read- 
ing: 

"Of Five Hundred (-$500.00: Dol- 
lars; and the Overland automobile. 
Model 71, now owned by the City 
of Chicago and used by the Special 
Park Commission, shall be sold by 
the City of Chicago to the said Reo 
Automobile Company, at the sum of 
Five Hundred and Seventy ($570.00 
Dollars without advertising," 

And inserting in lieu thereof the 
following : 

"Of Five Hundred (8500.00; Dol- 
lars, and the Overland automobile. 
Model 71, now o'^Tied by the City 
of Chicago and used by the Special 
Park Commission." 



Purchase of Site for Fire Station in 
"Dauphin Park." 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had 
under consideration the question of 
the purchase of property in "Dau- 
phin Park" for use as a fire station 
site, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Xorris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam. 



Cross, Tyden, Block. Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak. Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
\Vm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson. Buck. Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, By Council order 
passed April 12, 1915, page 4397, the 
Comptroller was directed to pur- 
chase for not to exceed 62,400.00 
Lots 25 and 26, Block 9, in Dau- 
phin Park, for a fire station site, 
said order reciting that said prem- 
ises have a frontage of 82 feet and 
width at rear of 51 feet, but a sur- 
vey shows a shortage in said sub- 
division and the premises have a 
frontage of 73.7 feet and width at 
rear of 48,38 feet; and 

Whereas, Said premises as shown 
by said survey are amply large for 
the City's purpose and the most 
desirable site obtainable in that vi- 
cinity; 

Ordered. That the Comptroller be 
and hereby is authorized and di- 
rected to complete said purchase as 
previously ordered, notwithstand- 
ing said shortage in dimensions. 



Sale of Condemned Horse by In- 
spector of Weights and Measures. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the matter 
of the sale of a horse by the In- 
spector of Weights and Measures, 
submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



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May 3, 1915. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichol.s, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, I^jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lvnch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 



Ordered, That the Inspector of 
Weights and Measures be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 30, 1915, 
attached hereto, to sell one con- 
demned horse, of no further use in 
his department, without advertis- 
ing, at public auction to the best 
and highest bidder as soon as may 
be. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Ghicago, May 3, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Gomrhissioner of 
Public Works in re "overtime" in 
the Bureau of Engineering, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of an ordinance submitted 
herewith (an ordinance appro- 



priating $446.43 for "overtime" in 
the Bureau of Engineering) [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
390]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Ghicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Gity Gomptroller in 
re additional appropriation for 
"overtime", having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage 
of an ordinance submitted here- 
with (an ordinance appropriating 
$1,000.00 for "overtime" in the 
office of the Gity Gomptroller) [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
390]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, . 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Commissioner of Public 
Works in re bill for appraising 
Loeffler property at the southeast 
corner of Clarendon and Wilson 
avenues for a bathing beach, having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 



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67 



the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works is hereby author- 
ized and directed to pay to F. D. P. 
Snelling & Company $100.00, and to 
Goldstine & Company $100.00, for 
expert services rendered in ap- 
praising the Loeffler property at the 
southeast corner of Clarendon and 
Wilson avenues, this amount to be 
charged to Account 502-V, Pur- 
chase of Real Estate for Pumping 
Stations, etc. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Conimittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Special Park Commission 
in re transfer of two horses from 
the Fire Department, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
transfer from the Fire Department 
to the Special Park Commission two 
horses, no longer of service to the 
Fire Department, and the City 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to 
make the necessary record of such 
transfer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 



Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Commissioner of Health 
in re printing of quadrennial report 
of the Department of Health, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 14, 1915, attached 
hereto, to advertise, receive bids 
and enter into contract with the 
lowest responsible bidder for the 
printing of quadrennial report of 
the Health Department in a sum 
not to exceed Twenty-five Hundred 
($2,500.00) Dollars, provided that 
the printing of said report shall 
comply with the ordinances pro- 
viding for printing specifications. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the General Superin- 
tendent of Police in re "overtime" 
in the Police Department Shop, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the General Su- 
perintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 16th, 
1915, attached hereto, to allow 
three and seven-sixteenths days 



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May 3, 1915. 



"overtime" for work in the Police 
Department shop for the period 
ending April 15th, 1915, and charge 
to appropriations heretofore made 
for the Department of Police. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred an order di- 
recting leasing of property for 
Eighteenth Ward Yard (referred 
April 12th, 1915,) having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the order as submitted : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a lease from 
John P. Kenny to the City of Chi- 
cago of the premises at the south- 
west corner of West Adams street 
and South Racine avenue, 97 1/2x1 00 
feet in size, for a term of five (5) 
years commencing May 1, 1915, at 
a rental of $75.00 per month for the 
first two years and $85.00 per 
month thereafter; such premises to 
be used for the 18th Ward Yard. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 



whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Corporation Counsel in re 
settlement of claims against Erie & 
W^estern Transportation Company, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That, the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 2nd, 1915, 
attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, to settle five claims against 
the City of Chicago, three of which 
are in suit; for damage to steamers 
belonging to the Erie & Western 
Transportation Company on ac- 
count of collisions at various 
bridges amounting to $3,296.73, and 
claims against the said transporta- 
tion company in favor of the city 
listed in the said communication, 
and amounting to $1,012.30, by 
allowing a judgment to be taken 
against the city in favor of the Erie 
& Western Transportation Company 
in the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) Dollars; and be it further 
Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel shall give a covenant that 
the city will not attempt hereafter to 
enforce suit against the said trans- 
portation company on claims 
amounting to $156.21, $29.48, 
$348.38, and to proceed to collect 
said amounts from the towing com- 
panies, which may be liable to the 
city for damages in such amounts. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The sarne committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to 



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69 



whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Corporation Counsel in 
re settlement with E. J. Fleming & 
Company, marine insurance agents 
and adjusters, of various claims for 
damages for injuries to bridges, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 2, 1915, 
attached hereto, to settle with E. J. 
Fleming & Company, marine insur- 
ance agents and adjusters, the 
claim of the city against the West- 
ern Transit Company, Warrant No. 
E 1111, 1913, for damage to the 
Randolph Street Bridge by steamer 
"Troy" on February 20, 1913, 
$12.51; claim against the Pioneer 
Steamship Company, Warrant No. 
1765, 1909, for damage to the 106th 
Street Bridge on November 4, 
1908, 'by the steamer "Hanna", 
$63.00, and claim for damage done 
by the steamer "Sullivan" „ to the 
92nd Street Bridge on June 2nd, 
1912, Warrant No. 3953, 1912, 
$14.05, upon the payment to the 
City by said E. J. Fleming & Com- 
pany of the sum of Thirty-seven 
and Seventy-five One-hundredths 
($37.75) Dollars. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Corporation Counsel in 
re settlement of claim against the 
Edward Hines Lumber Company 



for damages for injuries to bridges, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 5, 1915, 
attached hereto, to settle claims 
against the Edward Hines Lumber 
Company for damages to various 
bridges, evidenced by Comptroller's 
Warrant 36140, $41.65; No. E 485, 
$1.50; No. E 498, $53.58; No. 12248, 
$158.05; No. 21599, $175.21; and No. 
E 1591, $11.63, by the acceptance 
from the Edward Hines Lumber 
Company of the sum of $108.36 in 
full payment of Warrants No. 
36140, E 485, E 498 and E 1591 and 
by giving a release and a covenant 
not to sue upon Warrant 21599, and 
the City Comptroller is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to cancel 
Warrant for Collection against the 
Edward Hines Lumber Company 
No. 12248, amounting to $158.05, 
and be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be directed to proceed 
to collect from the Towing Com- 
pany responsible for the damage 
the sum of One Hundred Seventy- 
five and Twenty-one One-hun- 
dredths ($175.21) Dollars charged 
under Warrant 21599 against the 
Edward Hines Lumber Company. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to 

whom was referred a communica- 



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tion from the Commissioner of 
Pu'blic Works, dated April 22, 1914, 
in re settlement of water tax bill 
against 6001 and 6003 Blackstone 
avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of Water be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to accept 
from William H. Johnson $40.00 in 
full payment of water bill — Sus- 
pense Account No. 2, 662 — amount- 
ing to $140.13, for water estimated 
to have been used at premises 
6001-6003 Blackstone avenue (for- 
merly Washington avenue), sup- 
plied through an unauthorized pipe 
not under control of the meter, for 
the period from February 3, 1908, 
to September 2, 1908, and to de- 
crease the balance amounting to 
$100.13 from and upon the books of 
the Bureau of Water, for the reasons 
given in the attached copy of letter 
from the Corporation Counsel, 
dated April 19th, 1915, the attached 
copy of letter from William H. 
Johnson, dated April 16, 1915, and 
the attached copies of reports and 
records, all of which are hereby 
made a part hereof; and for the 
further reason that additional ef- 
fort and expense to collect the 
whole amount are not warranted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

ChairmaTv. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

C^IGAGO, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Commissioner of Public 
Works in re overpayment of water 
taxe.i by the Schulze Baking Com- 



pany, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is nere- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 1st, 1915, at- 
tached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of the Schulze Baking Com- 
pany in the sum of One Hundred 
Eleven and Thirty-eight One-hun- 
dredths ($111.38) Dollars, $36.56 
being overpayment for water de- 
livered to 501-507 South Francisco 
avenue from February, 1914, to 
May, 1915, and $74.82 being over- 
payment for water delivered to 
509-513 South Francisco avenue 
from May, 1914, to May, 1915, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
said vouchers from Account 600 U. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred two communi- 
cations from the Commissioner of 
Public Works, dated April 13 and 
April 14, 1915, in re two and twelve 
delinquent and uncollectible water 
bills respectively, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following orders: 

Ordered, That the following 
amounts due the City of Chicago, as 
shown on water frontage bills 
hereto attached and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full from 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
of Water, for the reasons stated in 
the reports attached to the said 



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71 



bills, from the Bureau of Water, 

which reports are hereby made a 

part hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are 

as follows: 

Suspense No. 1, Account No. 

' 954, 170 E. Madison street. $445.00 

Suspense No. i, Account No. 
1114, 1246 West 12th 
street 7.25 

Ordered, That the following 
amounts due the City of Chicago, 
as shown on the water meter bills 
hereto attached and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full from 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
of Water, for the reasons stated in 
the copies of reports attached to the 
said bills, from the Bureau of 
Water, which copies of reports are 
hereby made a part hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are 
as follows: 

Book 24, Division S, Folio 
252— Geo. R. Thome, 1321 

E. 47th street $ .53 

Suspense No. 2, Account 792 — 
C. E. Lindberg, 748 N. Lat- 

. robe avenue 62 

Suspense No. 2, Account 782 — 
J. W. Conrad, 205-7 Lorel 

avenue 62 

Suspense No. 2, Account 795 — 

City Motor Livery Co., 

1710-18 Indiana avenue... 4.22 

Suspense No. 2, Account 772 — 

Schneider & Siefried, 200-4 

S. State street , 4.79 

Book 19, Division W, Folio 
194— M. J. Madigan, 535-7 

N. Parkside avenue 6.72 

Suspense No. 2, Account 785 — 
Harry G. Peters, 1500-6 

Honore street 9.38 

Suspense No. 2, Account 750 — 
Mrs. S. Knoblock, 4569-71 

Oakenwald avenue 10.00 

Suspense No. 2, Account 793 — 

Chatham Field Stables, rear 

of 7900 Langley avenue... 10.32 

Suspense No. 2, Account 794 — 

Crown Cleaning & Dyeing 



Co., 2707 W. Division street 18.12 
Suspense No. 2, Account 756 — 
Auburn Park Laundry, 444 

W. 79th street 36.21 

Book 7, Division S, Folio 37— 
U. S. Government Bldg., 
Clark street and Jackson bl. 91.10 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Commissioner of r*ublic 
Works in re sale of three old Pre- 
mier meters, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to return three 36-inch 
water meters to the National Meter 
Company, from which Company 
they were purchased in 1906, in 
accordance with his recommenda- 
tion of April 12th and letter of the 
National Meter Company attached, 
in which they offer to pay six hun- 
dred dollars ($600.00) for these 
three meters. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 



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May 3, 1915. 



whom was referred an order in re 
sale of brick house at No. 4515 
Clarendon Avenue (referred April 
8th, 1915), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the same 
be referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, lo 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Superintendent of the 
House of Correction in re appoint- 
ment of a Commission to put into 
operation the plan of using surplus 
earnings at House of Correction 
for the benefit of families depen- 
dent upon prisoners (referred 
March 22nd, 1915), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the 
same be referred to His Honor the 
Mayor, to enable him to have the 
matter before him when consider- 
ing his appointments of Bridewell 
Inspectors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report.. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (April 26, 1915, 
page 18) a certain communication 
from the City Clerk of the City oi 
Detroit, submitted a report recom- 
mending .the passage of an order 
transmitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols^ Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, IQ'ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the challenge is- 
sued by the Common Council of the 
City of Detroit to the members of 
the City Council of the City of 
Chicago to play a game of baseball 
in the City of Chicago on June 23, 
1915, be and the same is hereby ac- 
cepted; and be it further 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be 
and he is hereby directed to notify 
the Common Council of the City of 
Detroit of the acceptance of their 
challenge, and that His Honor the 
Mayor, be and he is hereby re- 
quested to appoint a committee of 
three to make all n,ecessary ar- 
rangements for same. 



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In accordance with the terms of 
the foregoing order, His Honor the 
Mayor, appointed the following 
committee: Aid. Kerner, Bowler, 
and Dempsey. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (April 8, 1915, 
page 4265) 'a Bill for an Act to 
authorize cities to establish houses 
of correction, farm colonies and 
houses of shelter, outsjde of the 
corporate limits of such cities, but 
within the same county, having had 
the sai;ne under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said Bill be submitted to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illi- 
nois for enactment into law [Bill 
printed in Pamphlet No. 389]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Keener, 

Chairman. 



RAILWAY TERMINALS. 

The Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Geiger, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals, to whom was recommitted 
(April 26, 1915, page 4602) an ordi- 
nance directing the Corporation 
Counsel to institute proceedings to 
condemn an easement for street 
purposes in and to a strip of land 
20 feet in width east of and adjacent 
to the present east line of South 



Canal street over and across cer- 
tain described property, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance [Ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 362]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ellis Geiger, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordi- 
nance amending Section 2582 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to establish 
public passenger vehicle stand No. 
27 on East 8th street from South 
State street to South Wabash ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to E. P. 
Buchanan authorizing the use of 
city water from fire hydrants, 
without cost, from April 1, 1915, 
to November 30, 1915, in consid- 
eration of the sprinkling of 
Washington, La Salle and Ran- 
dolph streets, around the City 
Hall; said permit to contain a 
condition that if said E. P. Bu- 
chanan shall fail to sprinkle said 
streets, or any of them, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, 
or if said water is used for any 
other purpose than street sprink- 
ling, he shall pay to the City the 
full rate for all water used from 
the date of the issuance of said 



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permit, and if said E. P. Bu- 
chanan shall fail to comply with 
the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and 
no other permit shall be issued 
to said E. P. Buchanan until all 
charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to the 
Chicago Grocers and Butchers 
Association to string a muslin 
sign across W. South Water 
street, between N. Clark and N. 
La Salle streets, and to maintain 
said sign for a period of thirty 
days, said permit to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed March 29, 1915, page 
4144 of the Journal, granting per- 
mission and authority to Walden 
W. Shaw Company to construct a 
driveway at premises known as 
No. 2434 South Park avenue, be 
and the same is hereby amended 
by striking out the words "Wal- 
den W. Shaw Company," and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words, 
"Estate of Sarah J. Howard, J. G. 
Howard and H. A. Howard, Trus- 
tees." . 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to John Paris to erect and 
maintain a gas illuminating sign 
in front of the premises known 
and situated at 612 South Wa- 
bash avenue, said permit to be 
issued subject to revocation by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Washington Shirt Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a 
temporary "V" shaped oil-cloth 
sign in front of their premises 
known and situate as 52 East 
Monroe street, to be four (40 



feet wide and nineteen (190 feet 
long, for two weeks, and to be 
placed against building. This 
permit is issued subject to the 
revocation of the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of Ballard, Rowe and Whitman for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Kraut & Dohnal to erect 
and maintain a wooden sign, 
22x8 inches, across sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 325 
South Clark street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Joe Diamond & Co. to 
erect and maintain a pawnbrok- 
er's sign, consisting of three zinc 
balls, over the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 210 
E. 31st street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Joe Diamond & Co. to 
erect and maintain one watch 
sign, 18 inches in diameter, over 
the sidewalk in front of the 
premises known as 210 E. 31st 
' street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Norris presented a claim of 
Mrs. Rose Murphy for compensa- 
tion for loss of property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented a claim of 
owner of premises known as 4437 
Berkeley avenue for a , rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between East 46th street. East 
47th street. South Wabash avenue 
and South Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Stern, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

• ^eas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
I McNichols^ Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawlev. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 



Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 
succeeding regular meeting of the 
Council at 2:00 o'clock P. M. on 
Monday, May 17, 1915. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Lawley moved to place said 
ordinance on file. 

The question being put on the 
motion to place on file, the motion 
was lost, by yeas and nays as -fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Kimball, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, 
Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Walkowiak, Powers, 
Fick, Miller, Bauler, Ellison, Kjel- 
lander, Wallace, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Janke — 32. 

Nays — Richert, Nance, McCor- 
mick, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, An- 
derson, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Krause, Geiger, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Littler, Hrubec, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 35. 

The question next being put on 
the motion to pass said ordinance, 
the motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Werner, Richert, Nance, 
McCormick, Merriam, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Sitts, 
Healy, Murray, Bowler, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Haderlein, Gnadt Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 



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Kearns, Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, 
Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch— 37. 

jSays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Kimball, Gross, Pettkoske, 
GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, An- 
derson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Powers, Fick, Miller, Wal- 
lace, Watson, Kennedy, Rea, Janke — 
31. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next meet- 
ing of this Council to be held after 
the meeting of May 3rd, 1915, be 
and the same is hereby fixed to be 
held on Monday, May 17, 1915, at 
2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in^ force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Amendment of Rule 44 of Council 
Rules of Procedure. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolu- 
tion amending Rule 44 of the Coun- 
cil's Rules of Procedure. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler^ Ellison, Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipns, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Resolved, That Rule 44 of the 
Rules of Procedure of this Council 
be and the same is hereby amended 
by adding at the end of said Rule 
the following language: 

"All matters referred to the 
Streets and Alleys, Local Industries 
and Railway Terminals Commit- 
tees, requiring the fixing of a com- 
pensation, shall be referred by said 
Streets and Alleys, Local Industries 
and Railway Terminals Committees 
to the Committee on Compensation 
for the purpose of fixing the amount 
of compensation to be paid, before 
said matters are reported to this 
Council by said Committees on 
Streets and Alleys, Local Industries 
and Railway Terminals." 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
authorizing the transfer of fire hose 
to the Department of Public Wel- 
fare. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, > Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- j 
ler. Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, K,jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Canitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered. That the Fire Marshal 

be and he is hereby authorized^ 



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and directed to transfer to the 
Department of Public Welfare 
500 feet of fire hose. 
Aid. Richert presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That an order here- 
tofore passed by the City Council 
on March 29, 1915, and shown on 
pages 4195 to 4198 of the Coun- 
cil proceedings of that date, and 
authorizing sundry rebates of 
water taxes, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows : By 
striking out of the 24th line of 
the right-hand column of page 
4196 the figures -"1517," and in- 
serting in lieu thereof "15 and 
17"; and by striking out of the 
25th line, left-hand column, page 
4198, the figures "5.95," and in- 
serting in lieu thereof the figures 
"4.85." 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
H. A. Harrell for a refund of per- 
mit fee, claim of L. Hendelman for 
compensation for damage to prop- 
erty, claim of Mrs. Ella Wright 
for reimbursement of cost of re- 
pairing water pipes, claims of C. 
W. Braithwaithe and Mrs. A. A. 
Gummings for rebates of water 
rates, and claims of Aldis & Com- 
pany, D. D. Owen, Nelson Thom- 
asson and Whiteside & Wentworth 
for refunds of 90% of special as- 
sessments for water supply pipes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit E. 
Johnstone to construct a frame 
addition to building at 1905 West 
34th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Doyle presented a resolution 
for the setting apart of a special 



"field day" for athletic events, 
which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Martin and Doyle presented 
an order directing consideration of 
the establishment of a small park 
or playground in the Fifth Ward, 
which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Martin presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Andrew Muehlig to 
erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 3531 
South Halsted street. Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
• time in his discretion. 

Aid. Martin presented a claim of 
John Murphy for compensation for 
personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented an ordi- 
nance amending Section 108 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to provide 
for the voiding of amusement li- 
censes in cases where the respective 
lincensees or their agents or em- 
ployes exact or receive higher 
prices for tickets of admission than 
the prices printed thereon, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 



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sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall fire alarm boxes at the in- 
tersections of E. 59th street with 
Ellis, Woodlawn and Dorchester 
avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Federal Theater 
Company to erect and maintain a 
sign of metal construction, 9 feet 
by 2 feet, over the sidewalk in 
'front of the premises at 218 East 
61st street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to E. Fletcher Ingalls to 
maintain two driveways, one at 
5601-05 Harper avenue and one 
at 5606 Lake Park avenue; said 
permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance .of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of 
L. P. Hoyt for a refund of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with 7-inch Portland 
cement concrete the alley between 
East 49th street, East 50th street, 
Indiana avenue and South Michigan 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Nance, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, 



DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. * 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Everett avenue 
from East 55th street to East 56th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. McCormick, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murrav, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec. 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68 

Nays — None. 



SE\^NTH WARD. 

Aid. Merriam presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be, 
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stall a fire alarm box at the 
southeast corner of E. 60th street 
and Ellis avenue. 

Ordered, That the message of 
the Mayor transmitted to the City 
Council on April 26, 1915, Journal 
of Council Proceedings, page 2, 
be taken from file and referred 
to the Finance Committee for 
consideration and appropriate 
action. 

Aid. Merriahi presented an order 
directing the Committee on Finance 
to prepare and present to the City 
Council the appropriations for the 
Bureau of Streets in the next an- 
nual appropriation ordinance with- 
out adhering to Ward lines in the 
distribution of such funds, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with Portland cement 
concrete the alleys between East 
60th street, East 61st street. Uni- 
versity avenue and Woodlawn ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for grading and paving 
with 7 -inch Portland cement con- 
crete the alleys between East 62nd 
street. East 63rd street, Champlain 
avenue and St. Lawrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Ingleside ave- 
nue from East 61st street to East 
63rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, ' Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Oglesby avenue 
from East 71st street to East 73rd 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of AM. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipos, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the west side of Ghauncey avenue 
from East 69th street to the alley 
first south of East 69th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Heah, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 



Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Gross presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall gasoline lamps on Golfax 
avenue between E. 82nd and E. 
83rd streets. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Cheney Brothers to 
erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
9046 Commercial avenue. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Frank Michau to erect, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known 
as 9190 South Chicago avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue 
permits for cement sidewalks to 
be laid at the curb line on both 
sides of Exchange avenue from 
South Chicago avenue to Anthony 
avenue. 

Aid. Cross presented a claim of 



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G. '?^-'-Kohler for reimbursement 
of cost of making sewer connec- 
tions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Gross presented an order for 
opening Colfax avenue across the 
right of way of the Baltimore and i 
Ohio Railroad, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Tyden presented a claim of ' 
Burhans, Ellinwood & Company for , 
a refund of water rates, which i 
was ■ i 

Referred to the Committee on : 
Finance. 

The Board of LocaJ Improve- ' 
ments submitted a recommendation, \ 
estimate and ordinance for curb- ; 
ing, grading and paving with brick 
East 79th street from Brandon ; 
avenue to 408 feet east of Brandon ; 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion i 
of Aid. Cross, said estimate was I 
approved and said ordinance was : 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : , 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, i 
DePriest, 'Stern, Werner, Richert, i 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, : 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, ' 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, ■ 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- '■ 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, ; 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
HeiKer, Bauler, Ellison. Kjellander, ; 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Linns, Watson, 
Ko'nnedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, : 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, j 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman, ^ 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janko — 68. ; 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented an ordi- 
nance establishing the width of the 
roadway of Vernon avenue from 
East 109th street to East Hlth 
street. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Block moved to pass^ said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner,, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawiey. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick. Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadway of 
A^ernon avenue from 109th street to 
111th street be and the same is 
hereby established at 26 feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and airier 
its passage. 

Aid. Vanderbilt presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was. on; mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Union Hardware Com- 
pany to erect and maintain a 
board sign, 2 ft. by 10 ft., across 
the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 11214 South Micli- 
igan avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all- rules andregii- 



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latioiis of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments' submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in South Michigan ave- 
nue from East 95th street to East 
94th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, xStern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickex, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith. Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler. Powers. Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, K.jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Ke^nnedy. Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lvnch, Janke — 68. 

\ays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

OrdevtuJ, Tliat the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to H. Wolock to string 
and maintain a muslin sign across 
the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 1605 Taylor street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Build- 



ings to permit the Red River Lum- 
ber Company to erect a signboard 
on roof of two-story building at 
2221-3 South Ashland avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Harry Garson to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge ^f the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 1314 
South Wood street. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all the 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Pettkoske and Cullerton pre- 
sented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain arc lights at 
the alleys on South Wood street 
between West 16th and West 17th 
streets, and West 17th and West 
18th streets. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
(inly passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee 
on Track Elevation be and they 
are hereby directed to investigate 
wliat rights and privileges the 
Illinois Northern Railway, as the 
lessee of the Atchison. Topeka & 
Santa Fe Railr<iad. has in W. 26th 
street from South Rockwell 
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nue, and to require said company, 
or said iVtchison, Topeka & Santa 
Railroad Company, to elevate said 
tracks as provided by an ordi- 
nance requiring said company to 
elevate its roadbeds; of Septem- 
ber 3, 1907. 

Ordered, That the Chief of the 
Bureau of Fire Prevention and 
Public Safety be and he is hereby 
directed to immediately cause the 
Barrett Manufacturing Company 
to bring their manufacturing 
plant at West 27th and ,South 
Whipple streets into compliance 
with the city ordinances regulat- 
ing the storage of oils, combusti- 
bles, etc. 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to close to traf- 
fic, .until further order of this 
Council, that portion of the north- 
and-south alley in the block 
bounded by West 19th street, 
Marshall boulevard. West 20th 
street and South Albany avenue, 
between West 19th street and the 
intersection with the east-and- 
west alley in said block. Said 
alley is immediately between two 
portable schools and its use as a 
public alley interferes with the 
operation of said schools. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ray presented an ordinance 
to regulate hours of service of of- 
ficers and members of the Fire De- 
partment, to provide for leaves of 
absence every other day, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 

Aid. Ray presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Otto A. Paul to construct 
and mamtain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in front of premises 



known as West Side of North 
Campbell avenue adjoining the 
first alley south of Wilcox ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to 
be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid, Ray presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Heywood 
Brothers & Wakefield Company to 
erect and maintain a shelter shed 
on rear of premises known as 2653 
Arthington street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Ray presented a claim of 
William Kelly for a refund of wa- 
ter rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid, Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to M. Milehstein to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of premises known as 
3428 West 12th street; Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mavor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Anderson presented a claim 
of John M. Bywater for wages, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with 7" Portland cement 
concrete the alleys between West 



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Jackson boulevard, West Van Buren 
street, South Francisco avenue and 
South Richmond street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
ol' Aid. Ray, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ' ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
„lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smitii, I.awiey, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipos, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Micfiaelson^ Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Wilcox street 
from South Western avenue to 
South Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Anderson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szvmkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powders, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt^ Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck. Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lvnch. Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of South Crawford ave- 
nue from Fillmore street to West 
12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Ray, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
^ Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tvden, Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray Bow- 
ler, Powers, ]^'ick, Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, K^jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Griadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch. Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley and Smith presented 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to L. Wolff Manufac- 
turing Company to maintain and 
use, as at present constructed, a 
single elevated switch track over 
and across the first east-and-west 
alley north of Carroll avenue, west 
of North Robey street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries. 

Aid. Lawley presented an order 
directing consideration of the ques- 
tion of providing for a weekly pay- 
roll for City employes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Smith and Lawley presented 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Heialth to 
permit Henry Speicli to maintain 
and occupy shelter shed, as at pres- 
ent constructed, on premises known 
as 2737 Fulton street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



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The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a Recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the west side of North 
Troy street from West Chicago ave- 
nue to West Huron street, 

Which was., on motion of Aid. 
Lawley, deferred. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel presented the follow- 
ing resolution : 

Whereas, This Council has 
learned with sorrow of the death 
of William C. L. Ziehn, who 
served in this body as a repre- 
' sentative of the old Fourteenth 
ward from 1897 to 1899; 

Resolved, That in the death of 
William C. L. Ziehn the City of 
Chicago has lost a valuable citi- 
zen, who, through his industry, 
integrity and ability as a public 
official, earned the respect, con- 
fidence and gratitude of the pub- 
lic, and who served the people of 
this city faithfully and well: and, 
be it further 

Jlesolved, That in recognition 
of his services, these resolutions 
be spread upon the records of the 
City Council, and that a copy 
thereof, suitably engrossed, be 
presented to the bereaved family. 

Aid. Utpatel moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. 

The motion was carried unani- 
mously by a rising vote. 



SIXTEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Szymkowski presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and; 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Michael Hoffmann to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across thei 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1323 N.' Paulina street. 



Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to term- 
ination by the Mayor at any tim^e 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented an oirdi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Moeller Bros, (co-part- 
ners) to install, maintain and use 
two tile pipes under and across al- 
ley southwest of Milwaukee ave- 
nue, southeasterly of North Paulina 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the south side of West 
North avenue from Holt street to 
North Ashland avenue, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Szymkowski, deferred. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a clement 
sidewalk on the west side of Noble 
street from West Walton street to 
West Chicago avenue, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Sitts, deferred. 

also, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of Will street from Au- 
gusta street to Milwaukee avenue, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Sitts, deferred. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to G. P. Wagner to maintain 



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a driveway at 2256-58 Taylor 
street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance 
of July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Murray presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to permit Joseph Kwiat 
to erect and maintain a tin sign on 
roof of building at 1958 West Jack- 
son boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with 7" Portland cement 
concrete the alley between West. 
Washington boulevard, Warren ave- 
nue. North Oakley boulevard and 
North Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate w^as ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodrio:uez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers,. Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with 7 -inch Portland cement con- 
crete, the alley between West Wash- 
ington boulevard, Warren avenue. 
Nortli Robey street and North Lin- 
coln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 



of Aid. Murray, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest,' Stern, W^erner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley;. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler. Powers. Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. K^iellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Na]fs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with 7 inches of Portland cement 
concrete the alley between West 
Washington boulevarS. Warren 
avenue, North W^ood street and 
North Lincoln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate* was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, M.vrrin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block. Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac. Kerner. Ray, Ander- 
son. Smith. Lawley. Rodrisiiez. 
Utpatel. Szymkowski. Zwiefka. Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts. Healy. Murray. Bow- 
ler. Powers. Fick. Miller. 'Krause. 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kiellandfi-. 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link. 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, 
Kennedy., Dempsey, Littlpr. Hrubec. 
W^m. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, lien. 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman. 
Blaha. Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Xays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the allevs be- 



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tweeii West RandoltJli street, West 
Washington boulevard, Willard 
court and North Elizabeth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Murray, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller. Krause. 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, I^iellander, 
Wallace, ' Haderlein, Gnadt. Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys between 
West Washington boulevard, West 
Madison street, Curtis street ' and 
North May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Eealy, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickev. Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, k,iellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy. Demnsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
W^m. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween West Washington boulevard, 
West Madison street, North May 
street and Ann street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Murray, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickej^ Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawlev. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow^ 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. K,iellander, 
Wallace. Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed October 5, 1914) for 
paving the alleys between West 
Jackson boulevard, West Van Buren 
street, South Racine avenue and 
Throop street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid- Healy, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt. Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps^ Watson, 
Kennedy, Demjisey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns. Rea, 



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Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

ALSO, 

A reconimendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of South Morgan street 
from West Jackson boulevard to 
W'est Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Murray, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin,' Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner. Ray, Ander- 
'son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sval- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger. Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Mitihaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

, ' . . . ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of South Morgan street 
from West Madison stre'et to W^est 
Monroe street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid,. Healy, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by y«as and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick. Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac. Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler,. Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause. 
Geiger, Bauler. Ellison. K.jellnndei\ 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Tiink, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Ijipps, Watson. 
Kennedy. Dempsey. Littler. Hrubeo. 



Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — ^68. 
Nays — None. 



MNETEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Bowler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Camillio Scaglione to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 803 W. 
Van Buren street. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This priv- 
ilege shall be subject to termi- 
nation by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Powers presented a claim of 
H. Rogatz Bottling Works for a re- 
fund of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance (passed April 28, 1913) 
for paving the alley between DieKo- 
ven street, Bvmker street. South Ca- 
nal street and South Clinton street. 

By unanimous consent, on . mo- 
tion of Aid. Bowler, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichois, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lorton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son. Smith, Lawlev. Rodriguez, 
Utpalel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Hraly, Murray, Bow- 
ler. Powers, Fick. Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Ivjellander. 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt. Link, 
Capitain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 



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Wm. J. Lyiich^ Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Tiios. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays— 1^ one. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Krause presented an order 
for the (extension, by the Chicago 
and North Western Railway Com- 
pany, of the sidewalk across the via- 
duct on the east side of North Clark 
street between the Chicago River 
and West Kinzie street, to the build- 
ing line, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Krause presented an order 
directing the Commissionier of Pub- 
lic Works to permit George T. Eddy 
to rebuild sidewalk at 667-9 North 
Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets, and Alleys. 

Aid. Krause presented a resolu- 
tion to prohibit the issuanc^e of free 
basket peddlers' permits unless ap- 
plication therefor are properly filled 
out and preliminary investigations 
are made by the Department of 
Police in connection therewith. 

Unanimous consent being refused 
for consideration of said resolution. 
Aid. Krause moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily, to permit such 
consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules 
was lost, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Nance, McCormick. Kim- 
ball,- Krause — 4. 

Nays — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Merriam, 
Cross,. Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Anderson, 
Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts; Healy. Murray, Bowler, Pow- 
ers, Fick. Miller, Geiger. Hauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain. PretT^el. 



Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, Wm. J. Lynch, Ber- 
gen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son, Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thomas J. 
Lynch, Janke — 64. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said 
resolution to the Committee on Li- 
cense. 

The motion prevailed. 



Continuance of Railway Terminal 
Commission. 

Aid. Geiger presented a resolution 
for the continuance of the Railway 
Terminal Commission for the Coun- 
cil year 1915-16. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said resolution. 

Aid. Geiger moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion, prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
xMcGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak. Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler. Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelsonj Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Whereas, The City Council on 
May 25,' 1914 (pages 506 and 507 of 
the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of said date) 
adopted a resolution constituting a 
Railway Terminal Commission con- 
sisting of seven members; ana 

Whereas, Said resolution provid- 
ed that the terms of office of the 
members of said commission should 
exp'i'o April L 1915; and 

Whereas, The Committee on 



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Railway Terminals of the City Coun- 
cil found it advisable and necessary 
to employ and did employ the serv- 
ices of said commission beyond 
April 1, 1915, and the continuous 
existence of said commission is 
deemed necessary and advisable; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the life of said 
Railway Terminal Commission be 
and the same is hereby continued 
for the Council year 1915-16 in ac- 
cordance with the terms of said 
resolution of May 25, 1914; and, 
be it 

Resolved, That the compensation 
of John F. Wallace, chairman of 
said commission, be and the same is 
hereby authorized to be paid for the 
month of April, 1915, and succeed- 
ing months in accordance with any 
agreement existing or which may 
exist between said John F. Wal- 
lace and the Committee on Railway 
Terminals, and the City Treasurer 
and the City Comptroller are here- 
by ordered to pay such compensa- 
tion from appropriations for the 
Committee on Railway Terminals. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Charles H. Hill and Hor- 
ace Wright Cook, trustees, to con- 
struct, lay down, maintain and oper- 
ate a single railroad switch track 
along and across West North 
Water street, east of North Clark 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Geiger presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to permit the Western 
Cold Storage Company to maintain 
existing bulkhead in sidewalk space 
at 3-13 East Austin avenue, for a 
ptM'iod of six months, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Geiger presented a claim of 
John Miller & Company for a re- 
fund of water rates, which was 



Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Geiger presented an order 
for paving the east-and-west alley 
in the block bounded by Fullerton, ^ 
Belden and Commonwealth ave- 
nues and North Clark street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Fairbanks 
court from East Huron street to 
East Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Krause, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Ke.nna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac^ Kerner. Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Silts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link. 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec. 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. 
Fisher. Michaelson. Buck. Toman. 
Blaha. Thos. J. Lynch. Janke— ()8. 

ynifs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk 
on the north side of West North 
avenue from Nortli Park avenue to 
Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Geiger. said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cougiilin. Kenna. Norris. 
DePriest. Stern, Werner. Richert. 
Hickey. Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Cross. Tvden, Block. Vanderbilt. 
McNichols. Klaus. l>ettk(»<k<'. Cul- 



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ierton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray,. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Naijs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the south side of East Ohio street 
from Pine street to Rush street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Krause, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick^ Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szvmkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. K,iellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68 

Naijs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of West Ohio street from 
North State street to North Clark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Geiger, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest^ Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 



McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler. Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, IQ'ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link. 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea. 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch. Janke — 68 
Nays — None. 



TAVEIVTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Hydraulic Sand & 
Transit Company, to maintain a 
driveway at 1025 North Halsted 
street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according 
to the provisions of the ordinance 
of July 28, 1913, governing the 
construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a p(n^- 
mit to Weinstock & Herr to place 
and maintain a water trough at 
1873 Clybourn avenue and connect 
the same with the water supply 
pipe in Clybourn avenue in a;^- 
cordance with the rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be 
equipped with an automatic shut- 
off to prevent waste of water. 
The privileges hereby granted 
may be revoked by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison present (id 
an order directing the Commission- 
ers of Buildings and Health to pei'niit 
occupancy of building at 1839 Bis- 



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sell street a.s at present constructed, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
a claim of T. H. Schulze for a refund 
of water rates, which was 

Jleferred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance, 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the west and westerly 
side of , Cleveland avenue from 
Blackhawk street to Clybourn ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Bauler, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cough 1 in, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick. Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav Ander- 
son, Smith. Lawlev, Rodriguez, 
Utpatet, Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers. Tick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Oapitain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm, J, Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos, J. Lynch, Janke — 68 

Nays—No^ne. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate ana 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of West North ave- 
nue from North Halsted street to 
Dayton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
(d' Aid. Ellison, said estimate was ap- 
pr(wpd and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske. Cul- 



lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller^ Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler Hrubec, 
Wm, J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68 
Nays — None, 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented an order 
for paving with asphalt Abbott court 
from 300 feet north of Diversey 
avenue to the northern terminus of 
said street, w^hich was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alleys between Belmont avenue, 
Fletcher street. North Clark street 
and Sheffield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kjellander, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez. 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, .Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, I^ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt. Link. 
Capitain. Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J, Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck, Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68, 

Naifs — None. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Al(i, Gnadt and Haderlein present- 



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ed the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 

. and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain one electric arc 

• light on Altgeld street at the in- 
tersection of the Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railroad tracks. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall and maintain one electric 
arc light on Fletcher street be- 
tween North Robey street and the 
first alley west thereof. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Capitain presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: i 

- Ordered, That the Commis- ' 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- \ 
mit to May Festival Association ; 
toi string and maintain banners 
across streets at the following lo- I 
cations: West Randolph street, 
between N. La Salle street and N. 
Fifth avenue; North Clark street, 
between West Randolph and West 
Washington streets; South Clark 
street, between West Jackson bou- 
levard and West Yan Buren street; 
and North Clark street just south 
of West North avenue. Said ban- 
ners shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termjnation by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between Grace street, Wave- 
land avenue, Rokeby street and Wil- 
ton, avenue. 

■ By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was ap- 



proved and said ordinance' was 
passed, by yeas and nays as -follows-: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert^ 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block. Yaiiderbiit, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gnl- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. I^Iurray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, K,jellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt. Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Keams, Re a. 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck, Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68 . 

Nay^s — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Grace street, from 
Sheridan road to Southport avenue. 
By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Capitain, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
I passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
j McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block. Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cuil- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick. Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. I^iellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey. Littler, Hrultec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Bea, 
Fisher, Michaelson. Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lyncli. Janke— 08 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD 

Aid. Lipps presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to 'permit 
Henry J. ■ Huening to install steel 
ceiliii!? finish on side walls of build- 



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ing at 4660-:j North Rockwell street, 
which was 

Referred to the GommitteH on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Lipps presented an order 
directing consideration of the loca- 
tion of a small park in the 26th 
Ward, which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Lipps presented an order 
directing consideration of the ques- 
tion of planting shrubs, trees, etc., 
along an unimproved strip of land 
lying between the east roadway of 
Ravenswood avenue and the Mil- 
waukee Division of the Chicago & 
Northwestern Railway, which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the west side of 
North Winchester avenue from 
Sunnyside avenue to Montrose ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Pretzel, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris 
DePriest^ Stern, Werner, Richert,' 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts. Healy, Murrav. Bow- 
1«M'. Powers. Tick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt. Link 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedv Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec. 
Wm. J. Lynch. Borgon, Kearns. Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson. Buck, Toman 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— G8 

.\nys — Noiit'. 



TWENTY-SI0\1^.NTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson i»resented an ordi- 
nance providing lor the annexation 



of certain property in Caldwell's 
Reservation, to the City of Chicago. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Watson moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
neys as follows : 

Y6?a5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert,' 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance' 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt! 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
lor. Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger. Bauler. Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, A petition, in writing, 
signed by a majority of the legal 
voters, and by a majority of the 
property owners in certain terri- 
tory contiguous to the City of Chi- 
cago and not embraced within its 
limits was duly filed in accordance 
with the .provisions of Section 1 of an 
Act of the Legislature of the State 
of Illinois, entitled, "An Act to pro- 
vide for annexing and excluding ter- 
ritory to and from cities, towns and 
villages, and to unite cities, towns 
and villages." approved April 10, 
1872, in force July 1, 1872, as sub- 
sequently amended, praying that 
the said territory may be annexed 
to the City of Chicago, the descrip- 
tion of which territory is as fol- 
lows : 

"All of those parts of Section 
31, in Township ii North, Range 
13, East of the Third (3rd) Prin- 
cipal Meridian, beginning at the 
Northwest Corner of Caldwell's 



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Reservation, in the Southeast 
Quarter of Section 31 aforesaid, 
running thence South 58 degrees 
30 minutes West, Five and 
t w e n t y - n e one-hundredths 
chains ^5.21/100 ch.) ; thence 
South along the quarter section 
line, IV^elve and fifty one-hun- 
dredths chains (12.50/100 ch.) ; 
thence East along the Town line 
Eight and thirty-three one-hun- 
dredths chains (8.33/100 ch.) ; 
thence North Five and fifty one- 
hundredths chains (5.50/100 ch.) ; 
thence North 57 degrees 30 min- 
utes East Five and forty-seven 
one-hundredths chains (5.47/100 
ch.) to the center of the plank 
road; thence North 33 degrees 30 
minutes West along the center of 
said road. Three and sixty one- 
hundredths chains (3.60/100 ch.) 
to the reservation line; thence 
North 57 degrees 30 minutes West, 
Seven and nineteen one-hun- 
dredths chains (7.19/100 ch.) to 
the place of beginning, containing 
Thirteen and three-quarters acres 
more or less, situated in the 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois." 
and. 

Whereas. Pursuant to the said 
petition the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, by 'resolution duly 
passed, directed that the question of 
the annexation of said territory to 
the City of Chicago should be sub- 
mitted to a vote of the people of 
the City of Chicago, at the regular 
election held in said city on April 6, 
A. D. 1915, and directed that notice 
of same be published as required by 
law and designated the polling 
places and the judges and clerks of 
election who should officiate at such 
election; and, 

Whereas, The question of the an- 
nexation of said territory to the City 
of Chicago was duly submitted to a 
vote of the people of Chicago, pur- 
suant to law in accordance with the 
said directions of the City Council of 
said City, and was voted upon at said 
election held April 6, A. D. 1915, and 



the proposition of such annexation 
received a majority of all the votes 
cast on said question at said election 
in favor thereof, the said votes cast 
being 215,169 votes for and 164,786 
votes against said proposition; 
Therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the territory 
known and described as 

"All of those parts of Section 
31, in Township 41 North, Range 
13, East of the Third (3rd) Princi- 
pal Meridian, beginning at the 
Northwest Corner of Galdwelfs 
Reservation, in the South east 
Quarter of Section 31 aforesaid, 
running thence South 58 degrees 
30 minutes West, Five and twenty- 
one one-hundredths chains (5.- 
21/100 ch.) ; thence South along 
the quarter section line, Twelve 
and fifty one-hundredths chains 
(12.50/100 ch.) ; thence East along 
the Town line Eight and thirty- 
three . one-hundredths chains (8.- 
33/100 ch.) ; thence North Five 
and fifty one-hundredths chains 
(5.50/100 ch.) ; thence North 57 
degrees 30 minutes East Five 
and forty-seven one-hundredths 
chains (5.47/100 ch.) to the center 
of the plank road; thence North 
33 degrees 30 minutes West along 
the center of said road. Three and 
sixty one-hundredths chains (3.- 
60/100 ch.) to the reservation 
line; thence North 57 degrees 30 
minutes West, Seven and nine- 
teen one-hundredths chains (7.- 
19/100 ch.) to the place of begin- 
ning containing Thirteen and 
three-quarters acres more or less 
situated in the County of Cook and 
State of Illinois," 

as shown by the plat hereto at- 
tached, marked "Exhibit A", which 
is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance, be and the same is hereby 
annexed to and made a part of the 
City of ( /hie ago. 

Section 2, That the City Clerk 
shall, on or before July 5, 1915, file 



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and have recorded in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
Cotinty, Illinois, a duly certified copy 
of this ordinance with an accurate 
map of the territory described in 
Section 1 hereof, duly certified by 
the Mayor of the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 

Aid. Watson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Al- 
bert J. Schorsch to tap the water 
supply pipe in Irving Park Boule- 
vard at the northeast corner of 
Mobile (63rd) avenue and install 
with meter a two (2) inch water 
supply pipe to supply premises 
on Guyler avenue between Mel- 
vina (62nd) avenue and Mobile 
(63rd) avenue; said meter to be 
installed and maintained in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue 
permit to Rudolph Tissol to tap 
water pipe at the corner of Nar- 
ragansett avenue and School 
street to supply water for his 
residence at 6342 School street. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in North Sawyer avenue be- 
tween CnrnKMi avenue and Argyle 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cough 1 in, Kenna. Norris 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance. 
McCormick. Kimball, Merriam. 
Gross, Tyden. Block, Yanderbilt. 
McNichoIs, Klaus. Pettkoske Cul- 



lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, 
Kennedv. Dempsey, Littler. Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck. Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
North Artesian avenue from Devon 
avenue to Albion avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichoIs, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
ler ton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. ^lurray. Bow- 
ler. Powers. Fick, Miller. 'Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. Kiellander, 
Wallace. Haderlein^ Gnadt. Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedv, Dempsey. Littler. Hrubec. 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kt^arns, Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck. Toman. 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch. Janke— 68 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Berenice avenue from Narragansi'tt 
avenue to Mobile avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick. Kimball Merriam, 
Cross. Tyden. Block. Yanderbilt, 
McNichoIs, K^i.is; Pettkoske. Cul- 



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lerton, Mula6, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, /.wiefka, W^al- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow^ 
ler^ Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler^ Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
North Campbell avenue from Devon 
avenue to Albion avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaub, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton,, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utnatel, Szvmkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Heal^^ Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Kimball avenue from Addison street 
to the right of way of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid; Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 



McNichols, Kldus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Muriay, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — ^68. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Kimball avenue from Foster avenue 
to a point 970 feet south of Foster 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, La^'\ley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murr;^- Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Liups, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lvnch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in a 
system of streets as follows: North 
Kostner avenue from Lawrence 
avenue to Argyle street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 



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McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner^ Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
North Maplewood avenue from 
Devon avenue to Albion avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner^ Riehert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel^ Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the west side of North Gentral ave- 
nue from Higgin-s avenue to Law- 
rence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riehert, 



Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimba.ll, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szy.nkow^'ki, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lip^s, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of North Gicero avenue 
from Elston avenue to Gunnison 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riehert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols^ Klau«, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipos, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lvnch, Janke — ^68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Osceola avenue from 
Park Ridge boulevard to Lunt ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate wa« 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 



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DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Ljpps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubee, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays- — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Frank Garrello to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises on the east side of North 
Galifornia avenue, 100 feet south 
of Milwaukee avenue. Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Littler presented an order 
directing the Gommissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Edward Allen to construct two dor- 
mer windows on building at 2641 
North Galifornia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Buildings and Gity Hall. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Darwin terrace from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North Sacra- 
mento avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 



tion of Aid. Dempsey, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Kjaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Smith, LawJey, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link,, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson„ 
Kennedy, Demosey, Littler, Hrubee,, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea„ 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman,, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubee presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
. sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Wilson Steel Products 
Gompany to maintain two (2) 
driveways on the west side of S. 
Western avenue, located respec- 
tively 20 feet and 200 feet north of 
West 49th street; said permit to 
be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28th, A. D. 1913, 
governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for a 
tile pipe sewer in South Richmond 
street from West 59th street to 
West 57th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubee, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Gi)i\ghl]n, 'KfLUii, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 



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MoCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Oeiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
"Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
CaDitain, Pretzel, LiDps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearnis, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Nays — None.' 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented a petition of 
property-owners and residents for 
the removal or destruction of build- 
ing at 6760 Yale avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Health. 

Aid. Rea presented orders for wa- 
ter supply pipes and sewers in all 
streets in the territory bounded by 
West 71st street. West 73rd street, 
South California avenue and South 
Rockwell street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
Fred Miller for reimbursement of 
cost of connecting sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to require the 
Commonwealth Edison Company 
to remove the pole now situated 
in the alley north of West 59th 
street between South Hoyne and 
South Seeley avenues, a distance 
of five feet east of its present lo- 
cation, to permit the installation 
of a switch track provided for by 
city ordinance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for 



paving with asphaltic concrete West 
70th street from South State street 
to Vincennes avenue, and orders for 
paving with ashphatt 'West 82nd 
street, from South Racine avenue 
to South Ashland avenue. West 81st 
street, from Loomis street, to South 
Ashland avenue, Throop, Loomis, 
South Elizabeth and South Ada 
streets, from West 82nd street to 
West 83rd street, and Laflin, Justine, 
and Bishop streets, from West 81st 
street to West 83rd street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submi'tted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in South Bishop street be- 
tween West 79th street and West 
81st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac^. Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, K^'ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed March 23, 1914^ for 
cinder sidewalks on the south side 
of West 89th street from South 
Marshfield avenue to South Paulina 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion . 
of Aid. Fisher, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



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101 



Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein^ Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Perry avenue from West 100th 
street to West 103rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeorj— Goughlin, Kf-nna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern,. Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger. Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
South Sangamon street from West 
88th street to the alley first south 
of West 87th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fisher, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeai — GougljJin, Eouna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utptitel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
South Sangamon street from West 
99th street to West 103rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Y<>as — Gonghljn, KY-nna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, PretzeL Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearnis, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman^ 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of West 95th street 
from Gharles street to South Wood 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fisher, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 






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Yeas — Coughlm, Koniia, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werrier, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak,.Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler^^ Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearrus, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Bishop street from 
West 77th street to West 78th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak. Silts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kj'ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearnis, Rea, 
Fisher^ Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That tlie Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to install a wa- 



ter main in George street from N. 
Maynard (60th) avenue to Nagle 
(64th) avenue, for fire protection. 

Aid. Michaelson presented a claim 
of John Kuhus for a refund of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der for paving with asphalt North 
Lockwood avenue from Augusta 
street to West Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Buck presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized to permit M. 
J. Peterson to tap the water pipe 
at the corner of Sayre (N. 70th j 
avenue and George street, to sup- 
ply water to 6959 George street. 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to S. S. Vastine 
and F. H. Swits, president and 
secretary respectively of the iVus- 
tin Community Y. M. G. A., au- 
thorizing the use of city water 
from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 1915, to November 
15, 1915, to sprinkle a demonstra- j 
tion garden on the lot at the \ 
northeast corner of North Gentral 
avenue and West Lake street. Said ■ 
permit shall contain a condition 
that if the water is used for any 
other purpose than sprinkling 
said garden, said S. S. Vastine and 
F. H. Swits shall pay to the city 
the full rate for all water used 
from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said S. S. Vas- 
tine and F. H. Swits shall fail to. 
comply with the conditions of 
said permit, the Mayor shall re- 
voke the same and no other per^ 
mit shall be issued to them until 
all charges have been paid. 

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The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a reoommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a tile pipe 
sewer in Narragansett avenue from 
West Grand avenue to McLean ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Oeiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68^ 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Oak Park avenue from Fullerton 
avenue to Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordi'nance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearnis, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in Mansfield avenue from 
Diversey avenue to Fullerton ave- 
nue- 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlm, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healv. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea^ 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha^ Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation and ordinance 
amending an ordinance to provide 
for the collection of the assessment 
in five (5) installments for water 
supply pipe in a system of streets 
as follows : Nagle avenue from Mc- 
Lean avenue to a point 153 feet 
north of Belden avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, "Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler^ Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps^ Watson, 



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COPY 



JOURNAL 

OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Special Meeting, Monday, May 10, 1915, 

2:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Qouncil Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. William Hale 
Thompson, Mayor, and Aid. Gough- 
lin, Kenna, Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Nance, McGormick, Kimball, 
Merriam, Cross, Tyden, Block, Van- 
derbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, Mil- 
ler, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Janke. 
Absent— A\d. McDermott. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:30 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 

Reading of Call for the Meeting. 

The Clerk read the following 



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call for the meeting, which was 
ordered placed on file : 

Office of the Mayor,") 
Chicago, May 7, 1915. J 
Eon. John Siman, City Clerk, City 

of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — I hereby call a special 
meeting of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago to be held in the 
Council Chamber, second floor. 
City Hall, on Monday, the tenth day 
of May, at 2:30 o'clock P. M., for 
the purpose of considering the 
Home Rule legislation pending in 
Springfield before the Legislature 
and for the consideration of such 
other business as may be brought 
before the €ity Council. 
Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
the following communication: 

"Home Rule" Legislation. 

Office op the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 10, 1915.} 

To the Honorable, the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The Permanent 
Charter Commission prepared and 
forwarded to the Legislature a Bill 
for an Act to authorize and em- 
power the City of Chicago to pro- 
vide for the regulation of public 
utilities. This Bill is generally 
spoken of as the "Home Rule Bill". 
It has been introduced in both 
branches of the Legislature. In the 
Senate it is known as "Senate Bill 
No. 128" and in the House of 
Representatives it is known as 
"House Bill No. 266". Members of 
the Permanent Charter Commis- 
sion, for a long time, have been 



exerting their influence to secure 
favorable consideration of these 
Bills, and in addition a large num- 
ber of aldermen accompanied me to 
Springfield immediately after my 
inauguration to bring such pressure 
to bear as lay in their power, in 
order that the Bills might come be- 
fore the legislative body, in some 
form, for action. 

In my address to the House 
Committee on Public Utilities and 
Transportation, I made it plain that 
we desired action on the part of the 
Committee so that there should at 
least be an opportunity presented 
to all members of the Legislature 
to vote on same, and I went so far 
as to state to this Committee that 
if the members deemed it proper to 
make some alterations in the Bill 
presented, in order to secure fa- 
vorable action thereon, it would be 
acceptable to have them do so. 
Since that time, two weeks have 
gone by, but the Bill has not been 
reported out. 

Complete arguments were also 
presented to the Senate Committee 
by members of the City Council 
and other public-spirited citizens 
who were fully equipped to explain 
the matter in all its phases, but the 
Senate Bill has also remained with 
the Committee up to the present 
time. 

In my opinion, it is important 
that there should be an expression 
of opinion at this time on the part 
of the City Council with reference 
to these Bills. Otherwise, the im- 
pression might go forth that the 
City Council is not exerting its in- 
fluence to the fullest extent, and 
that the members of same have no 
fixed idea of what they want. 

This belief on my part has been 
strengthened within the last few- 
days, on account of some newspaper >« 
comment to the effect that the Chi- 
cago members of the Legislature 
are not clearly informed as to what 
is wanted. It would be opportune, 
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Council, to go on record as favoring 
the Bill prepared by the Permanent 
Charter Commission. 

For many years there has been a, 
growing sentiment in this com- 
munity that there ishould be a larger 
measure of Home Rule accorded to 
the City of Chicago than has been 
given to it. This sentiment took the 
form 'Of a Constitutional Amend- 
ment, which was submitted to the 
voters of the entire State in 1904 
and adopted. It can therefore be 
regarded as settled that the people 
of the State of Illinois favor Home 
Rule for the City of Chicago. 

It was hoped at the time this 
Constitutional Amendment was 
passed that it would take only a few 
years before the City of Chicago 
would have power to control its 
local affairs, and legislate with 
reference to same without being 
compelled to go before the Legisla- 
ture constantly for relief. These 
hopes have been dispelled, and in- 
stead of this city obtaining a greater 
degree of local self-government, its 
powers have been curtailed. 

The most notable instance of this 
unforeseen development arose two 
years ago, when, during the closing 
hours of the 48th General Assembly, 
the power of the City Council ;to 
regulate and control the public 
utility corporations operating with- 
in the confines of the city, was 
taken away from it. No adequate 
reason has ever been advanced for 
this change of attitude on the part 
of the representatives of the people 
who voted to give the City of Chi- 
cago a full measure of Home Rule 
in its local affairs only a few years 
before that time. It has not even 
been intimated that the City Coun- 
cil has failed to meet the require- 
ments of the people in respect to 
the management of the public 
utilities of this city. On the con- 
trary, contract ordinances have been 
entered into in recent years between 
the city and certain of its public ser- 
vice corporations which have been 



regarded as models that municipali- 
ties all over the country have pat- 
terned after. 

The City of Chicago has gone 
deeper and rnade more thorough 
investigation preliminary to enter- 
ing into contracts of this kind than 
any other governmental body. 
Moreover, it is better equipped to 
handle situations such as constantly 
arise, which make it necessary for 
governmental action and supple- 
mental contracts relating to its 
public utilities than the State could 
possibly be. It has, in ,the past, 
called in for such purposes the 
ablest and most renowned author- 
ities, when occasion has demanded 
it. It has paid all expenses that 
were incurred in making investiga- 
tions and arriving at results which 
bear on such questions, and can be 
regarded as having a freer hand 
than any commission authorized to 
act by the State. 

It must be plain to every one, that 
whatever the character and make- 
up of such a commission, it must 
continually appeal to the Legisla- 
ture for power, for means, and for 
guidance. While if the City Coun- 
cil is free to act as it has done in the 
past, it can meet every emergency 
promptly and efTiciently. Add to 
this the fact that- there is at present 
a larger amount of capital invested 
in public utilities by public service 
corporations in the City of Chicago 
than in all the rest of the State 
combined, it at once becomes plain 
that the action of the Legislature in 
taking away the rights of the City 
Council must result in loss to the 
City of Chicago and cannot be justi- 
fied by the most specious arguments 
that have been presented. 

The Permanent Charter Commis- 
sion has prepared a Bill, as stated 
above, which undertakes to give 
back to the City Council only what 
it had before. It provides that the 
Council's control of the public 
utilities of the city may be exer- 
cised by the City Council or that 



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such power may be delegated to a 
commission or commissions, or a 
commissioner or commissioners, if 
the City Council sees fit to do so. 
The Bill is in all respects complete, 
and it is most carefully drafted, 
every one of its provisions having 
received the most earnest con- 
sideration of the members of the' 
Permanent Charter Commission. It 
cannot go into effect until it is sub- 
. mitted to the people for adoption. 
I am of the opinion that the pro- 
posed act is legislation along safe 
lines, that the adoption of the act is 
assured if it should ever be pre- 
sented to the people, and that the 
City Council will make no mistake 
if it supports the Permanent Char- 
ter Commission in its work along 
these lines and exercises its in- 
fluence in favor of the pending 
Bills. 

In view of these facts, I directed 
the Corporation Counsel to prepare a 
set of resolutions, which I submit 
herewith for your consideration. 
They are designed to endorse the 
work of the Permanent Charter 
'Commission, to strengthen the hands 
of those city officials who are now 
working for this Home Rule Bill, and 
to make plain the attitude of the City 
Council on this important matter. 

I ask for favorable consideration 
of same at this meeting, especially 
called to consider the question of 
Home Rule. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the resolution sub- 
mitted with the foregoing communi- 
• cation. 

Aid. Capitain moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest. Stern. Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Dnyle. Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 



Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, Law- 
ley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, Mil- 
ler, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, 
Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Ber- 
gen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 69. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Whereas, There is now pending 
before the 49th General Assembly 
of the State of Illinois a bill pre- 
pared by the Permanent Charter 
Commission of the City of Chicago 
designed to restore to the City Coun- 
cil of the city the powers which 
were taken from it by the passage 
of the Public Utilities Commission 
Act in 1913, which bill has been in- 
troduced in both houses of the Leg- 
islature and appears in same respec- 
tively as Senate Bill No. 128 and 
House Bill No. 266; and, 

Whereas, The said bill prepared 
by the Permanent Charter Commis- 
sion embodies the best thought on 
the subject of home rule in the 
handling of the .public utilities of the 
City of Chicago, and meets the views 
of the members of the City Council 
in all particulars; and. 

Whereas, The proposed Act as 
outlined in said bill, if passed, is to 
be submitted to the people of the city 
for their adoption in accordance 
with the policy which has been en- 
dorsed by the people of the State of 
Illinois in adopting the Charter 
Amendment to the Constitution; and, 

Whereas, There should be no 
doubt as to the attitude of the City 
Council on this measure to the end 
that the representatives of the peo- 
ple in the General Assembly may 
know the sentiment of this com- 



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munity in regard to same; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of 
the City of Chicago hereby approves 
and iratifies the action of the Per- 
manent Charter Commission in pre- 
paring and submitting for action by 
the Legislature of the State of Illi- 
nois the Bills known as Senate Bill 
No. 128 and House Bill No. 266, now 
pending respectively before the 
Senate and the House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Illinois, and 
endorses each and every provision 
in the proposed Act as they appear 
in the said Bills; be it further 

Resolved, That it is the sense of 
this body that it would be harmful 
in the extreme to withhold from the 
•City Council of the City of Chicago 
the power to deal with the public 
service corporations operating with- 
in the confines of the city, and that 
it would be taking from the people 
of the city their just rights accorded 
to them by the people of the whole 
state to deny them the privilege of 
voting on the adoption of the pro- 
f)Osed Act; be it further 

Resolved, That the members of the 
Legislature who were elected from 
districts located wholly or in part 
in the City of Chicago be and they 
are hereby requested to exert their 
influence in behalf of the said bills, 
and that all members of the Legisla- 
ture be requested to lend their aid, 
to the end that the same may be 
reported out from the committees 
now deliberating on them, put to a 
vote on the floor of each of the said 
houses and passed by the necessary 
constitutional majority of the mem- 
bers of each house; and be it further 

Resolved, That the members of the 
City Council and all the officers of 
the city are hereby urged to use their 
best endeavors to promote the said 
proposed legislation by every means 
in their power. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
the following resolution: 



Sinking of S. S. Lusitania. 

Whereas, The people of the City 
of Chicago have been profoundly 
shocked by the news of the sinking 
of the steamship Lusitania with the 
consequent loss of lives, and 

Whereas, Among those lost by 
this unfortunate casualty, were a 
number of citizens and residents of 
Chicago, who were bent on peaceful 
missions and who represented the 
highest type of American citizenship, 
and who have left behind them a 
large number of relatives and 
friends who mourn their untimely 
death; Therefore, 

Be it Resolved by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

That this body bas learned with 
regret and -sorrow of the death of 
those residents of the city who were 
unfortunate enough to sink with the 
ill-fated steamship Lusitania, which 
was lost in the titanic struggle that 
has, brought the whole civilized 
world to a crisis that is appalling 
and far-reaching beyond all prece- 
dent; be it further 

Resolved, That our most heartfelt 
sympathy is hereby tendered to the 
bereaved relatives of the inno- 
cent and unfortunate victims of 
this awful tragedy who formerly re- 
sided in the City of Chicago and who 
met their fate in the clash of war- 
ring powers with which they were 
not concerned. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the foregoing reso- 
lution. 

Aid. Healy moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion was carried unani- 
mously by a rising vote. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 



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Tender of Services of Apprentice 

Seamen for Memorial Day 

Services. 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 10, 1915.} 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a communication from the Comman- 
der, U. S. Navy, tendering the ser- 
vices of the brigade of apprentice 
seamen of the U. S. Naval Training 
Station for the Memorial Day ser- 
vices in Chicago, together with a 
communication from the Adjutant 
General of the Memorial Day Parade. 
I would respectfully recommend 
the reference of the subject to your 
Committee on Finance. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Purchase of Horses by Department 
of Police. 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 10, 1915.] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a communication from the General 
Superintendent of Police to the effect 
that it is necessary to dispense with 
the advertisements for bids in the 
purchase of horses, and requesting 
authority to make these purchases 
without advertising for bids. 

I respectfully recommend the ref- 
erence of the subject to your Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 

The Clerk presented the following 
proclamation, which was ordered 
placed on file: 



Proclamation. ' 

Office of the Mayor,| . 
Chicago, May 4, 1915. | 
The custom of setting apart a day 
in the year as Mother's Day has 
grown until its observance has be- 
come general. It should be a day 
marked by every man, woman and 
child for observance as a tribute of 
respect to one of the greatest senti- 
ments that the world is capable of — • 
Mother Love. 

In accordance with the authority 
vested in me I hereby proclaim Sun- 
day, May 9th, as Mother's Day. I 
urge that upon that day all who can 
observe it wear a white flower, and 
commemorate the day by some ac- 
' tion done as a token of respect and 
affection for his or her mother. 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor, 
also. 
The following proclamation, which 
was ordered placed on file : 
Proclamation. 
Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 8, 1915.| 

Whereas, It has been deemed fi 
ting to have set apart a day at the' 
Panama-Pacific International Expo- 
sition for observance as Chicag 
Day, and having completed arrange 
ments with the officials of the Pana- 
ma-Pacific International Exposition, 

Therefore, I, Wm. Hale Thompson, 
by virtue of the authority vested in 
me proclaim Tuesday. July 27, as 
Chicago Day, and announce that it 
will be observed officially as such at 
the Exposition. 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson 

Mayor, 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered placed on file : 

Referendum Vote on Bond Issiies. 

Clerk County Court,] 
Chicago, May 7, 191 5. j 
Mr. John Siman, City Clerk, Citij: 
Dear Sir — In reply to your re- 



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quest of 4th inst., I enclose herewith 
a table showing the number of votes 
cast at the election April 6th, 1915 
on the seven Bond Propositions. 

Yours respectfully; 
(Signed) Robert M. Sweitzer, 
Clerk, County Court, Cook County. 

Table Showing the Number of Votes 
Cast For and Against the Various 
Bond Propositions Voted Upon by 
the Voters of the City of Chicago 
at the Election Held in Said City 
on the 6th Day of April, A. D. 1915. 

Completing Municipal Contagious 
Disease Hospital, Etc. 
For— 

Men 207,889 

Women 91,459 



299,348 
Against — 

Men 111,226 

Women 46,250 



157,476 
Dormitory John Worthy School, Etc. 
For— 

Men 181,650 

Women 77,527 



259,177 
Against — 

Men 131,260 

Women 53,419 



184,679 
Home of Shelter for Women, Etc. 
For— 

Men 173,038 

Women 79,604 



252,642 
Against— 

Men 134,999 

Women 51,797 



186,796 
Garbage Reduction Works. 
For— 

Men 185,762 

Women 76,897 



Against — 

Men 116,256 

Women 48,206 



164,462 
Bathing Beaches, Etc. 
For— 

Men 200,221 

Women 85,531 



285,752 
Against — 

Men 110,528 

Women 49,916 



160,444 

Fire Department Sites, Etc. 



For- 



Men 174,793 

Women " 67,076 



241,869 
Against — 

Men 129,965 

Women 58,723 



188,688 
Police Department Sites, Etc. 
For— 

Men 154,798 

Women. 61,363 



216,161 
Against — 

Men 141,595 

Women 59,093 



200,688 



262,659 



ALSO, 

A petition, verified by affidavit, of 
Mat Franz contesting the election of 
Herman Miller as Alderman of the 
20th Ward, said petition containing 
a statement of the points upon 
which said election will be contested, 
together with proof of service of 
said petition, which petition was 
filed in the office of the City Clerk, 
May 10, 1915; which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

ALSO, 

An answer of William P. Ellison 
to a petition of John Dochtermann 



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contesting the election of said Wil- 
liam P. Ellison as Alderman of the 
22nd Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Village 
Clerk of the Village of Forest Park 
requesting that said Village be fur- 
nished with water from the -City's 
water mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

ALSO, 

A report of the Superintendent of 
the Juvenile Detention Home, to- 
gether with medical and dental re- 
ports for said institution, for the 
month of April, 1915, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Chica- 
go Railways Company requesting 
cancellation of a certain bond filed in 
connection with an ordinance run- 
ning to said company passed October 
10, 1910, which was, together with 
the resolution transmitted there- 
with, 

Referred to the Committee on Lo-> 
cal Transportation. 

ALSO, 

A petition for annexation to the 
the City of Chicago of certain terri- 
tory in the Town of .Stickney, lying 
between South 48th avenue and the 
right of way of the Chicago & Alton 
Railway and extending southward 
from 51st street in said town, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

ALSO, 

A resolution directing that the 
question of annexing to the City of 
Chicago certain territory in the 
Town of Stickney shall be submitted 
to a vote of the .people of Chicago at 
a special election to be called and 
held on June 7, A. D. 1915, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



ALSO, 

A communication from Mrs. Brid- 
get Jennings in reference to the al- 
leged unsanitary condition of Ross 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

ALSO, 

A claim of Randolph Market and 
Grocery for a refund of permit fee 
and a claim of A. Martin for a rebate 
of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



t 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

The Clerk presented a renort sub- 
mitted by the City Physician for the 
month of March, 1915, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication and order submitted 
by the Commissioner of Public 

Works : 

Laying of Water Supply Pipes in 
Certain Streets. 

Department of Public Works,| 
Chicago, May 10, 191 5. J 
To the Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
I deem it necessary and advisable 
to lay Water Mains in various 
streets, and respectfully ask the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized to lay Water 
Mains in the following streets : 

In South Maple wood avenue, from 
44th street to 45th street; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $1,050.00. 
Pays 8 cents. 

In Fairfield avenue, from south 
line of 57th street northward 90 
feet; size, 8 inches; probable cost, 



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including hydrants and basins, 
^135.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In Kedvale avenue, from Kasson 

avenue northward 366 feet; size, 8 

inches; probable cost, including 

hydrants and basins, $549.00. Pays 

: 6 cents. 

In Giddings street, from Hamlin 
avenue eastward 483 feet; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $724.00. Pays 
6 cents. 

In Monticello avenue, from 30 
feet south of Bloomingdale avenue 
northward 360 feet; size, 6 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $450.00. Circulation. 

In Harper avenue, from 91st 
street to 90th street; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $952.00. Circulation ac- 
count paving. 

In Fulton street, from Morgan 
street to Ada street; size, 8 incKes; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $3,450.00. Circulation 
account paving. 

In Pine avenue, from Madison 
street to South boulevard; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $3,510.00. Re- 
place 4-inch account paving. 

In Kedvale avenue, from 366 feet 
north of Kasson avenue northward 
100 feet; size, 8 inches; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$150.00. Circulation. 

In Argyle street, from Claremont 
avenue eastward 215 feet; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $322.00. Cir- 
culation account paving. 

In Argyle street, from Oakley 
avenue to Leavitt street; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $990.00. Cir- 
culation account paving. 

In Karlov avenue, from Belden 
avenue south 82 feet; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $123.00. Circulation. 

In Dakin street, from Broadway 
to Sheridan road; size, 8 inches; 



probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $1,770.00. Replace 4- 
inch account paving. 

In Springfield avenue, from 50 
feet south of Belden avenue to Pal- 
mer street; size, 8 inches; probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins 
$930.00. Circulation account pav- 
ing. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) , w. R. Moorhouse, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the foregoing or- 
der. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas~Co\ighlm, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, _ Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
r?J^' X ^'^r}^^' Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 
O Poole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Establishing of Grades of Sundry 
Streets. 

Department op Public Works,] 

Bureau of Sewers, [► 

Chicago, May 1, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — The accompanying 
proposed ordinance is respectfully 



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submitted to establish the grades of 
sundry streets. 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Street Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Superintendent of Sewers- 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass saia 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Had- 
erlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pret- 
zel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Demp- 
sey, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ordinance 
Establishing the grades of sundry 

streets in the City of Chicago, 

County of Cook and State of 

Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grades of the 
following streets at the points and 
lines indicated herein be and the 
same are hereby established at the 



number of feet above City Datum, 

as follows: 

At Southeast curb corner of 
East 60th street and 
Blackstone avenue 8.7 

On South curb line of East 
60th street, 10 feet East of 
East line of Blackstone 
avenue 8.7 

At intersection of East 68th 

street and Clyde avenue. 5.7 

On East side of Kingston ave- 
nue, 90 feet South of 
South line of East 74th 
street (inside grade) .... 9.5 

At intersection of East 111th 
street and Eberhart ave- 
nue 11.7 

On South side of East 111th 
street, 5 feet East of East 
line of Eberhart avenue 
(inside grade) 12.6 

On East side of Eberhart 
avenue 5 feet South of 
South line of East 111th 
street (inside grade) 12.6 

On East side of Eberhart ave- 
nue, 86 feet South of 
South line of East 111th 
street (inside grade) 12-6 

On West 107th place at 125 
feet West of West line of 
Wentworth avenue 23.0 

At intersection of West 107th 
place and Princeton ave- 
nue 22.0 

On South Mozart street at first 
allev South of West 63r.d 
street 22.8 

On South Mozart street at 300 
feet South of South line of 
West 63rd street 22.8 

At intersection of South 
Mozart street and West 
64th street 23.5 

At intersection of South 
Mozart street and West 
66th street 23.5 

At intersection of South 
Mozart street and West 
65th street 23.5 

At intersection of South 
Mozart street and West 
67th street 24.7 

At intersection of Wellington 



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avenue and North Keating 
avenue 32.0 

At intersection of Ainslie 
street and North Spring- 
field avenue 22-0 

On North Springfield avenue at 
first alley North of Law- 
rence avenue 21.0 

On West 54th place at 264 feet 
East of East line of South 
Kedzie avenue 21. u 

On West 54th street at 264 feet 
East of East line of South 
Kedzie avenue 21.0 

On West 53rd place at 264 feet 
East of East line of South 
Kedzie avenue 21.0 

On West 54th place at 311 feet 
West of West line of 
South Sacramento avenue 21.0 

On West 54th street at 311 feet 
West of West line of 
South Sacramento avenue. 21.0 

On West 53rd place at 311 feet 
West of West line of 
South Sacramento avenue 21.0 

At intersection of West 53rd 
street and South Sacra- 
mento avenue 19.0 

On West 37th place at 125 feet 
West of West line of 
South Kedzie avenue 12.5 

On Colfax avenue at 251 feet 
Southeasterly of South 
West corner of East 74th 
street and Colfax avenue. 8.7 

On Colfax avenue at. 103 feet 
Northwesterly of North 
West corner of East 75th 
street and Colfax avenue. 8-7 

At intersection of North 
Spaulding avenue and 
Schubert avenue 18.0 

At intersection of North 
Spaulding avenue and 
Milwaukee avenue 18.2 

At intersection of West 50th 
street and South Cali- 
fornia avenue 15.5 

At intersection of West 50th 
street and South Fairfield 
avenue 15.0 

At intersection of West 50th 
street and South Washte- 
naw^ avenue 15.0 



At intersection of West 50th 
street and South Talman 
avenue 15.0 

At intersection of West 50th 
street and South Rockwell 
street 14.5 

On North curb line of East 
31st street at 135 feet 
West of West line of 
Indiana avenue 17.0 

On North curb line of East 
31st street at 155 feet 
West of West line of In- 
diana avenue 17.2 

On West 31st street at East 
curb line of Stewart ave- 
nue, produced South 11.5 

At Northwest curb corner of 
Altgeld street and Neva 
avenue 70.0 

On South curb line of Altgeld 
street'at West curb line of 
Neva avenue, produced 
South 7U.4 

On Altgeld street at East curb 
line of Neva avenue pro- 
duced South 70.8 

At intersection of Altgeld 
street and Neva avenue 
produced North 71.0 

At intersection of Altgeld 
street and Mont Claire 
avenue 70.5 

At intersection of Altgeld 

street and Nordica avenue 71-0 

At intersection of Loyola ave- 
nue and Ravenswood ave- 
nue 21.5 

At intersection of Loyola ave- 
nue and North Clark 
street 22.1 

On North curb line of West 
Madison street at curb 
lines of Aberdeen street 

produced North 14.6 

The above heights as fixed shall 

be measured from the plane of low 

water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 

1847, as established by the Trustees 

of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 

and adopted by the late Board of 

Drainage Commissioners, and by 

the late Board of Public Works of 

the City of Chicago and fixed by 

the City Council of the City of Chi- 



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cago on July 11th, A. D. 1898, by an 
ordinance relating to the corrected 
elevation of the Old Lind Block 
Bench Mark, which determines the 
base or datum for city levels, and 
now represented by Section 1063 of 
Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with 
this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the plats 
transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys : 

Department of Public Works,] 
Bureau of Engineering,!- 
Chicago, May 6, 1915.J 
Survey of Main Chicago River, State 

Street to Madison Street. 
To the Honorable City Council, City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
your order of May 25, 1914 (page 
501, Council Proceedings), I here- 
with respectfully submit two sheets 
of prints of the existing docks on 
both sides of the Chicago River, 
from State street west and south to 
Madison street and west and north 
to Kinzie street, and from Kinzie 
street south along the west side of 
the Chicago River as far as Madison 
street. Special conditions are ex- 
plained by notes relating to the lo- 
cation affected. The ordinances ad- 
justing the Wharfmg Privileges un- 
der the enabling Act of State Legis- 
lature of February 27, 1847, and 
that of February 11, 1853, in most 
cases establish an open or public 
dock, being a strip ten feet wide 
along the river line, while the mort- 
gages given by the buyers of the 
lots abutting on the river, when 
getting title from the City, have a 
clause which states that the open 
or public dock space along the river 



shall be only five feet wide. Be- 
sides this confliction, there are a 
few cases where the wharfmg priv- 
ilege law is not now operative, 
namely : 

On the west side of the South 
Branch next south from Lake street 
along the front of the Joy Morton 
property. The owner obtained a 
judgment against the City— the ap- 
peal by the City was never perfected 
and the judgment still stands 
against the City. In other cases 
where as in the west side north 
from Madison street, the river has 
been widened and no provision 
made by the contract for the wid- 
ening to provide a strip for an open 
or public dock— by a verbal opinion 
of Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Barge — the city cannot compel a 
new strip along the changed river 
line for a public dock— it is lost 
through the change. 

In the case of slight encroach- 
ments, the practice has been to re- 
quire the property owner to build 
on the true line when a rebuilding 
permit is issued. 

In other encroachments, the Har- 
bor Master serves notice on the 
owner to remove the encroachment, 
giving a reasonable time to do the 
work, and sending the case to the 
City Prosecutor in the event of the 
owner's default. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
(Signed) John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 
also, 

Communications transmitting or- 
ders directing the Corporation 
Counsel to take the necessary legal 
steps to secure the rights of the 
City in and to certain alleys vacated 
by certain deeds of vacation, which 
were, together with said orders. 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



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119 



ALSO, 

The following communication, 

' which was, together with the order 

transmitted therewith, referred to 

the Committee on Buildings and 

City Hall. 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Engineering, }- 

Chicago, May 3, 1915.J 

Wooden Bins and Sheds, Marshall 
Boulevard Municipal Plant. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Dear Sirs :— 7lt has been necessary 
to erect some wooden bins and sheds 
at the Marshall Boulevard Plant for 
the storage of scrap iron, coke and 
similar materials. The structure is 
of heavy timber construction, prac- 
tically slow-burning, and is located 
in such a way that it does not in- 
crease fire hazard. I attacli a plat 
showing the structure referred to 
indicated in red. I am advised by 
the Building Commissioner that it 
will be necessary to secure a Coun- 
cil order authorizing this building. 
I accordingly request the passage of 
the attached form of Council Order. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
(Signed) John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 



FIRE MARSHAL. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Fire Marshal, which was referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary: 

Fire Drills in Schools, Theaters, Etc. 

Bureau of Fire Prevention andI 
Public Safety, 
Chicago, May 10, 1915.^ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith submit 
copy of an opinion of the Supreme 



Court of the State of Illinois in the 
case of the City of Chicago, Defend- 
ant in Error, vs. P. F. Pettibone & 
Company, Plaintiff in Error, which 
affects the conducting of fire drills 
under the ordinance governing this 
bureau. The decision of the court 
practically invalidates that part of 
the Fire Prevention Ordinance con- 
cerning the conducting of fire drills 
in schools, theatres, manufacturing 
plants and work shops where large 
numbers of persons, especially fe- 
males, are employed, jeopardizing 
life and limb of occupants of such 
buildings due to fire and panic in- 
cident to fires owing to lack of 
proper drill. 

Notwithstanding the opinion of 
the court, schools and a large num- 
ber of work shops and manufactur- 
ing plants are continuing to conduct 
drills and have verbally advised this 
bureau that they intend to do so in 
future. 

By reason of the court's decision 
this bureau is without recourse at 
present time to enforce fire drills, 
unless remedial legislation is pro- 
vided. 

Therefore, this matter is respect- 
fully called to your attention for 
such action as your Honorable Body 
may deem wise and expedient for 
the best interests of all concerned. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) J. C. McDonnell, 

Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention 

and Public Safety. 
Approved : 
(Signed) Thomas O'Connor, 

Fire Marshal. 



GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF 
POLICE. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication and report sub- 
mitted by the General Superintend- 
ent of Police, which were ordered 
published and placed on file: 



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Complaints of Robberies. 

Office of the General Super-" 
intendent of police, 
Chicago, May 4, 1915. 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body on October 19, 1914, I trans- 
mit herewith a list of forty-one 
robberies, six attempted robberies 
and one handbag snatched, reported 
to this department during the week 
ending at 8:00 A. M., May 1, 1915. 

Arrests were made in fourteen of 
the cases reported. Arrests were 
also made in six of the cases pre- 
viously reported. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) C. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 

Department of Police,] 

Bureau of Records, I 

Chicago, May 1, 1915.J 

The number of robberies reported 
during the past week, ending 8:00 
A. M., May 1, 1915, is forty-eight 

(48). 

The above total includes : 
Six (6) attempted robberies, and 
One (1) handbag snatched. 
Fourteen (14) arrests were made 

in cases of robbery reported during 

the past week. 

Arrests were made in six (6) 
cases of robbery previously re- 
ported. 

April 25— Joseph Finnell, 916 W. 
35th street; place of robbery, 34th 
place and Auburn avenue; loss, 
$1.00. Remarks: Martin Ryan and 
Willie Morgan arrested April 25th, 
identified by complainant, arraigned 
before Judge Wells in Boys' Court 
on April 28th and held to the Grand 
Jury in bonds of $1,500.00 each. 

April 24— Joseph Kemke, 3740 S. 
Kedzie avenue; place of robbery, 
36th and Emerald avenue; loss, 



none. Remarks: Attempted rob- 
bery; no arrests. 

April 25— Broneck Zemenick, 
3029 Farrell street; place of rob- 
bery, 29th and Poplar avenue; loss, 
$35.75. Remarks: Julius Plaski 
and Frank Kowalski arrested on 
April 26th; Plaski was held to the 
Grand Jury on April 27th in bonds 
of $5,000.00 by Judge Wade and 
Kowalski was discharged on same 
day by same judge. 

April 24— Toney Grossman, 1543 
W. 21st street; place of robbery, 
Ashland avenue and C. & A. R. R.; 
loss, $2.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 24— Frank Devore, 1855 S. 
Ashland avenue; place of robbery, 
Ashland avenue and C. & A. R. R.; 
loss, none. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 26— Harry Lippmeier, 3236 
Carroll avenue; place of robbery, 
Leavitt, between Park avenue and 
Washington boulevard; loss, $67.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25— Clarence C. Weber, 604 
N. Long avenue; place of robbery, 
Lexington and Springfield; loss, 
$95.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25— Paul Brehm, 731 N. 
Laramie avenue; place of robbery, 
Lexington and Springfield; loss, 
$40.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25— John Slovacek, 1515 W. 
17th street; place of robbery, 
Loomis and 16th streets; loss, $2.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 21— Gus Schmidt, 558 Van 
Buren street; place of robbery, 
same, saloon; loss, $18.00. Re- 
marks: Charles Baker arrested 
and positively identified as one of 
the men; April 25th Baker dis- 
charged by Judge LaBuy who heard 
the case. . 

April 25— Bernard Chojnicki, 1700 
Carroll avenue; place of robbery, 
same, saloon; loss, $10.30. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

April 24— John H. Lyons, 16051 
S. Halsted street; place of robbery, 
59th and Kedzie avenue; loss, $30.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 



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April 24 — John Jones, 2141 Hern- 
don street; place of robbery, front 
of 2216 Racine avenue; loss, $12.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25 — Frank B. Thompson, 
274 Forrest avenue, River Forest; 
place of robbery, Congress street, 
east of Loomis street; loss, $30.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25 — James Adams, 4436 
Monroe street; place of robbery, 
Warren, between Hermitage and 
Wood street; loss, $5.50. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 18 — Peter Sievonce, no 
home; place of robbery, front of 
12 S. Desplaines street; loss, $5.00. 
Remarks: Thomas Gotalanda ar- 
rested and arraigned before Judge 
LaBuy on April 19, 1915, when rob- 
bery charge was changed to larceny 
and Gotalanda. sentenced to 1 day in 
the House of Correction and fined 
$1.00. 

April 19 — ^Albert J. Knipp, De- 
Mote, Jasper Co., Indiana; place of 
robbery, Morgan street, between 
Adams and Monroe streets; loss, 
$40.00. Remarks: Clarence Pem- 
berton arrested and identified by 
Joseph Donoff, of 121 S. Peoria 
street, who was a witness to the 
assault and robbery; case continued 
to May 5th. 

April 24 — Oswald Yon Hertzberg, 
4752 Prairie avenue; place of rob- 
bery, 48th street, between Michigan 
and Wabash avenues; loss, $34.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25 — ^Edward Beckman, 3447 
W. North avenue; place of robbery, 
Spaulding avenue and LeMoyne 
street; loss, $24.80. Remarks: No 
arrests. 

April 25 — Lester Schoneck, 3325 
Beach avenue; place of robbery, 
Spaulding avenue and LeMoyne 
street; loss, 20 cents. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 25— Viola Fritz, 5081 Pen- 

sacola avenue; place of robbery, 

Pensacola and Milwaukee; loss, 

$3.37. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 26^Nick Spirakis, 3365 



South Park avenue; place of rob- 
bery, 36th and Vincennes avenue; 
loss, $40.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 26— J. W. Walker, Gales- 
burg, Illinois; place of robbery, 
Taylor and Fifth avenue; loss, 
$25.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 26— R. Manning, 1108 
Washington boulevard; place of 
robbery. May and Washington 
streets; loss, $20.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 27— Walter R. Brookins, 
Dayton, Ohio; place of robbery, 
21st and Wabash avenue; loss, 
$800.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25 — Margaret Hartnett, 
2119 Cleveland avenue; place of 
robbery, Webster and Cleveland; 
loss, $55.00. Remarks: Handbag 
snatched; no arrests. 

April 26— August Kadunz, 3944 
W. Division street; place of rob- 
bery, Bloomington road and C. & N. 
W. R. R.; loss, $31.50. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 27— South Side "L" Station; 
C. H. Johnson, Agent, 6235 Uni- 
versity avenue; place of robbery, 
station at 40th street and Grand 
boulevard; loss, none. Remarks: 
Attempted robbery; no arrests. 

April 26— Joseph Oswald, 1020 N. 
Halsted street; place of robbery, 
same, saloon; loss, $10.00. Re- 
. marks: No arrests. 

April 27— William Casey, 1357 
W. Van Buren street; place of rob- 
bery, same, store; loss, 70 cents. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25— Sydney Beatty, 1919 
Jackson boulevard; place of rob- 
bery, Honore and Congress streets; 
loss, none. Remarks: Attempted 
robbery. Joseph Ryan and John 
Walsh arrested and held to the 
Grand Jury on April 27th in bonds 
of $2,000.00 each by Judge Dolan. 

April 26— John Hayden, 2835 
Indiana avenue; place of robbery, 
29th and Indiana avenue; loss, $4.00. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 26— John Tyler, 10 E. 32nd 



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Street; place of robbery, in alley 
between Michigan and Indiana, near 
29th street; loss, $15.00. Remarks- 
Lewis Young and William Farrell 
arrested; cases continued to May 6 
1915. ' 

A ,il^^^^ 27— Henry Rupkalf, 551 W 
14th street; place of robbery, 16th 
and Halsted streets; loss, $84 00 
Remarks: No arrests. 

April 27— Mary Buchko, 3308 
-bisk street; place of robbery, front 
yard of same; loss, $59.00. Re- 
marks: No arrests. 

April 24--Tony Madranka, 909 S 
{state street; place of robbery 12th 
street, between State and Wabash 
avenue; loss, $2.00. Remarks: 
John Jones, Ed Fuller and John 
Malone arrested, booked for rob- 
bery and cases pending. 

April 26— Richard Manning, 6928 
5^- ,^reen street; place of robbery 
12th street, between Wabash and 
Michigan avenues; loss, none. Re- 
marks: Attempted robbery; Fred 
Young arrested and booked for rob- 
bery and disorderly conduct; ac- 
count of Manning being intoxicated 
and not being able to make an in- 
telligent statement to the Court 
robbery charge was dismissed and 
]:oung fined $50.00 and costs for 
disorderly conduct. 

April 28— Benjamin Keigher, 
Mantmo, Illinois: place of robbery 
near Polk Street Depot; loss, $25.0o' 
Remarks : No arrests. 

April 27— John J. Gannon, 6749 
S. May street; place of robbery 
60th street, between State and 
Wabash avenue; loss, $107.50. Re- 
marks: No arrests. 

April 28— Shelton Kendall, 844 
Wolfram street; place of robbery 
Mildred avenue, north of Diversey 
Park Way; loss, $50.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 26— Miss Anna VanMorick, 
3821 Gladys avenue; place of rob- 
bery, Jackson and Michigan; loss, 
iV. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 29— W. Lake, Wheaton, 111.; 
place of robbery, Polk and State 



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streets; loss, $41.00. Remarks- 
James Donnelly arrested and 
charged with robbery; identified bv 
complainant and case pending. 

April 28— Nathan Koplu, 1315 W 
13th street; place of robberv Ver- 
non Park; loss, $25.00. Remark^- 
No arrests. 

April 29— Morris Bain, 907 W 
14th street; place of robbery, in 
barn, 3545 Federal; loss, $9.75 
Remarks : John Wade arrested and 
Identified by complainant; ca^e 
pending. 

April 29— Frank Polaska, 250 
Superior avenue, Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin; place of robberv. Central 
Park avenue and Santa Fe tracks; 
loss, none. Remarks: Attempted 
robbery; no arrests. 

April 30— Robt. Hall, 174 E. 
Chestnut street; plac-e of robberv. 
Chestnut and Geary place: losV 
none. Remarks: Attempted rob- 
bery; Sam Gluck and Jacob Stearns 
arrested and identified by complain- 
ant; cases pending. 
"^April 30— South Side "L" Station; 
Leopold Joseph, Agent, 3719 Wal- 
lace street; place of robbery, sta- 
tion at 40th and Wallace streets; 
loss, $5.20. Remarks: No arrests. 
April 30— Peter Peterson, 3021 
Sarah avenue; place of robberv, 
foot of Grand avenue; loss, $25.o'o! 
Remarks : No arrests. 

April 30— George Sattelias, 2316 
Calumet avenue; place of robberv, 
alley, between Grand and Calumet 
and 41st and 42nd streets; loss, 
$30.00. Remarks : No arrests. 

April 28— Horace Daker, 2132 W. 
Polk street; place of robberv. front 
of same; loss, SI. 50. Remarks: 
Luke Killeen and Joseph O'Brien ar- 
rested and identified by complain- 
ant; cases pending. 

April 28— Virgil Anderson, 632 E. 
45th street; place of robberv, 2228 
Wabash avenue; loss, $42.00. Re- 
marks: Fred Walson arrested and 
fully identified by complainant: 
held to the Grand Jury in bonds of 
$1,500.00. 



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The following arrests were made 
in eases of robbery previously re- 
ported : 

December 30— Fred A. Oehme, 
3801 Yincennes avenue; place of 
robbery, same, butcher shop; loss, 
$40.00. Remarks: Vernon Brown, 
Lewis Kasper, Fred Nelson, Dan 
Kilcummings and Martin Howard 
arrested and arraigned before Judge 
Hopkins in Boys' Court on April 
26th and all held to the Grand Jury 
in bonds of $1,500.00 with the ex- 
ception of Martin Howard who was 
sent back to the St. Charles In- 
dustrial School for Boys. 
. January 3 — Henry Pfortner, 2915 
Princeton avenue; place of robbery, 
same, delicatessen; loss, none. Re- 
marks: Attempted robbery and 
murder; Vernon Brown and Lewis 
Kasper confessed to said murder 
and attempted robbery; arraigned 
before Judge Hopkins in Boys' 
Court on April 26th and held to the 
Grand Jury without bail. 

December 29 — Henry Dusatko, 
1915 W. 23rd street; place of rob- 
bery, same, cigar store; loss, $40.00. 
Remarks: Vernon Brown, Lewis 
Kasper, Fred Nelson, Dan Kilcum- 
mings and Martin Howard arrested 
and arraigned before Judge Hopkins 
in Boys' Court on April 26th and 
all held to the Grand Jury in bonds 
of $1,500.00 with the exception of 
Martin Howard who was sent back 
to the St. Charles Industrial School 
for Boys. 

December 29 — Edward I. Ken- 
nedy, 846 W. 79th street; place of 
robbery, same, delicatessen; loss, 
$10.00. Remarks : Vernon Brown, 
Lewis Kasper, Fred Nelson, Dan 
Kilcummings and Martin Howard 
arrested; admitted this robbery in 
the presence of Mr. Kennedy, but he 
refused to identify them or sign 
complaint against them. 

April 9— Otto Matthews, 4253 
Rockwell street; place of robbery, 
43rd and Marshfield avenue; loss, 
$20.00. Remarks: Paul Walensti 
arrested April 23rd, identified by 
complainant, arraigned before Judge 



Dolan in Boys' Court April 27th and 
held to the Grand Jury in bonds of 
$1,000.00. 

April 18— Rev. A. Bartling, 5811 
Iowa street; place of robbery, front 
of 2925 Erie street; loss, $75.00. 
Remarks: George Brown, alias 
Fred Anderson arrested, identified 
by complainant and held to the 
Grand Jury on April 28th in bonds 
of $5,000.00. 

ALSO, 

The following communication 
and report, which were ordered 
published and placed on file : 

Complaints of Robberies. 

Office of the General Super-] 
intendent of police, }> 

Chicago, May 10, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body on October 19, 1914, I trans- 
mit herewith a list of 53 robberies, 
six attempted robberies and one 
handbag snatched, reported to this 
department during the week ending 
at 8:00 A. M., May 8, 1915. Ar- 
rests were made in eight of the 
cases reported. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) C. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 



Bureau of Records, | 
Chicago, May 8. 191 5. J 

The number of robberies reported 
during the past week, ending 8:00 
A. M., May 8, 1915, is sixty (60). 

The above total includes : 
Six (6) attempted robberies, and 
One (1) handbag snatched. 
Eight (8) arrests were made in 

cases of robbery reported during 

the past week. 

There were no arrests made in 
robbery cases previously reported. 

May 2 — Louis Digusia, 309 E. 
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at 844 S. Wabash avenue; loss, 
$390.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 1— Frank Snyder, 815 N. 
Sacramento boulevard; place of 
robbery, same — gasoline store; loss, 
$16.95. Remarks: No arrests. 

April 25 — Mrs. Lillian Menzel, 
607 N. State street; place of robbery, 
same — laundry; loss, none. Re- 
marks: Attempted robbery; Wil- 
liam Rueben, James Grealish and 
Henry Marsh arrested, positively 
identified and all held to the Grand 
Jury on April 27 by Judge Martin. 

May 1— K. Witanwski, 4540 S. 
Wood street; place of robbery, same 
—store; loss. $81.00. Remarks: No 
arrests. 

May 1— Milia Hill, 5358 S. Wood 
street; place of robbery, same — 
store; loss. $5.00. Remarks: No 
arrests. 

May 1 — Thomas Howe, 5625 
Aberdeen street; place of robbery, 
same — store; loss, $45.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 2— D. E. Fenkelstein, 258 W. 
61st street; place of robbery,- same 
— drug store; loss, $111.00. Re- 
marks: No arrests. 

May 2— F. H. Minor, 449 W. 61st 
street; place of robbery, same — 
drug store; loss, $29.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

May 2 — Morris Ginsberg, 1023 W. 
Madison street; place of robbery, 
same — store; loss, $14.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

May 2 — Joseph Kaplinski. 2247 
Burling street; place of robbery, 
Leavitt and 23rd streets; loss, 
$65.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 2— Abraham Teplitz. 2122 
W. Taylor street; place of rob- 
bery. Cypress and Taylor streets: 
loss. none. Remarks : Attempted 
robbery; William Joyce and George 
Grew arrested and positively iden- 
tified: cases pending in Boys' Court. 

May 3 — Andrew J. Tilton, 1333 
W. 15th street: place of robbery, 
Harding avenue and 15th street; 
loss, $2.00. Remarks: No arrests. 



May 2— John Kosch, J030 W. 14th 
place; place of robbery, 14th 
place and Morgan street; loss, none. 
Remarks: Attempted robbery; ho 
arrests. 

May 3— Tony Ratkofsky, 623 
Liberty street; place of robbery, 
Clinton and Maxwell streets; loss, 
$30.00. Remarks: Tony G. Law- 
rence, Sam Garbatch and Ignatz 
Oribe arrested May 3, identified by 
complainant and when arraigned 
were discharged for want of prose- 
cution. 

May 1 — Joseph Gallach, 619 W. 
13th street; place of robbery, Des- 
plaines and Bunker streets; loss, 
$33.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 1 — Vladimir Wolocuk, 723 
W. 14th street; place of robbery, 
16th and Halsted streets; loss, none. 
Remarks: Attempted robbery; no 
arrests. 

May 2— Elmer McNeill, 5334 
Jackson street; place of robbery, 
Madison, between Leclaire and La- 
vergne avenues; loss, $14.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 1 — Robert Nicholson, 3539 
Lexington street; place of robbery, 
Harrison and Racine; loss, $25.00. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 1— Joe Hoffman, 1325 N. 
Dearborn street; place of robbery, 
Harrison and Plymouth place; loss, 
none. Remarks: Attempted rob- 
bery; no arrests. 

May 2— Charles Cartwright, 3502 
Lake Park avenue: place of robbery, 
rear of 3816 Ellis avenue; loss, 
$1.15. Remarks: No arrests. 
, May 1— T. J. Coughlin. 1216 W. 
33i'd street; place of robberj-, 35th 
street, between Iron and Ashland 
avenue; "loss, $15.00. Remarks: 
Complamant is a conductor and was 
held up on board his car. No ar- 
I'ests. 

April 30— Fred Burrows, 4706 
Hamilton avenue; place of robbery. 
Foster and I>awndale avenues; loss, 
$1.56. Robert Doremus, 3648 Law- 
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Foster and Lawndale avenues; loss, 
none. Donald Doremus, 3648 
Lawrence avenue; place of robbery, 
Foster and Lawndale avenue; loss, 
none. Glen Tomkins, 2031 Leland 
avenue; place of robbery, Foster 
and Lawndale avenues; loss, no'ne. 
Remarks: No arrests. 

May 2— Waleri Papara, 1816 W. 
Division street; place of robbery, 
Huron and Ashland avenue; loss, 
$19.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 2 — ^Emil Anderson, 2222 
Sedgwick street; place of robbery. 
School street, between Clark and 
Sheffield avenue; loss, $20.00. Re- 
marks: No arrests. 

May 3— Joseph A. Burger, 1957 
' W. 55th street; place of robbery, 
same — drug store; loss, $30.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 3 — Charles Spenenberg, 1404 
W. 14th place; place of robbery, 
same — butcher shop; loss, $4.00. 
Remarks; No arrests. 

May 3— A. Larson, 3214 Went- 
worth avenue; place of robbery, 
same — butcher shop; loss, $15.00. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 3 — Joseph Asherman, 900 S. 
Hermitage avenue; place of robbery, 
front of 926 Hermitage avenue; loss, 
$6.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 3— Max Cohen, 526 S. Herm- 
itage avenue; place of robbery, 
front of 832 S. Hermitage; loss, 
$90.00. Remarks : No arrests. 

May 3 — John Wessels, 4404 
Prairie avenue; place of robbery, 
front of 4331 Prairie avenue; loss, 
$23.50. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 3 — Isidore Helsinger, 1113 
Blue Island avenue; place of rob- 
bery, 11th street near Blue Island 
avenue; loss, $10.00. Remarks: 
Lewis Thompson arrested and 
identified; charge changed to lar- 
ceny and Thompson sentenced to 1 
year in House of Correction and 
fined $10.00. 

May 3— Leo J. Alpine, 4939 Sher- 
idan road; place of robbery, Argyle, 
between Kenmore and Sheridan 



road; loss, none. Remarks: At- 
tempted robbery; no arrests. 

May 2— Andrew Kutko, 4636 
Laflin street; place of robbery, 47th 
and Laflin streets; loss, $10.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 4 — John J. Slominski, 2159 
W. 18th street; place of robbery, 
same — bank; loss, none. Albert 
Bezybytek, 2158 W, 18th street; 
place of robbery, same — ^bank (pat- 
ron) ; loss, $83.00. Remarks: No 
arrests. 

May 4— Paul Bobenk, 1355 S. 
Union avenue; place of robbery, 
same — grocery and market; loss, 
$20.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 4 — Morris Bernstein, 1075 W. 
Harrison street; place of robbery, 
same — saloon; loss, $35.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 4— H. B. Silverman, 3322 S. 
Halsted street; place of robbery, 
same — saloon; loss, $279.70. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 3— Charles F. Boles, 848 La- 
Fayette parkway; place of robbery, 
26th and Wabash avenues; loss, 
$80.00. Remarks : No arrests. 

May 4— Eva Brougham, 1325 W. 
15th street; place of robbery, same — 
home; loss, $4.00. Remarks: No ar- 
rests. 

May 5— Ruphis E. Zaliski, 3201 
Wallace street; place of robbery, 
same — drug store; loss, $135.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 6— Mrs. Evelyn Cuttie, 3821 
Forest avenue; place of robbery, in 
alley near 38th and Forest avenue; 
loss, $126.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 5 — Edward Keelley, 2816 N. 
Francisco avenue; place of robbery, 
35th and Federal streets; loss, $4.00. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 4— Mrs. Bessie Moffat, 2829 
Calumet avenue; place of robbery 
front of same; loss, $3.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

May 5— H. B. Rogers, 4541 Sheri- 
dan road; place of robbery, 20th 



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and State streets; loss $14.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 5 — Robert McCarthy, 5251 
Wayne avenue; place of robbery, 
35th street near "L" road; loss 
none. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 5 — Frank Ryan, 5213 Mag- 
nolia avenue; place of robbery, 35th 
street near "L" road; loss, S0.70. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

April 18— Pat. Conohan, 111 E. 
Grand avenue; place of robbery, 
north end of Rush Street Bridge; 
loss, $6.00. Remarks : Fred Berglot 
and Joseph Meyer arrested and on 
April 19th held to the Grand Jury 
in bonds of $1,000 each by Judge 
Rooney. 

May 5 — Benjamin Swee, 5358 S. 
State street; place of robbery, same 
— grocery store; loss, $35.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 

May 5 — Harry Thompson, 3347 
Wallace street; place of robbery, 
same — grocery and market; loss, 
$6.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 5— William Hemel 3337 
Wallace street; place of robbery, 
same — grocery and market: loss, 
$0.90. Remarks : No arrests. ' 

May 5 — Mrs. Belle Knudson. 2701 
Richmond street; place of robbery, 
Mozart and Altgeld streets; loss, 
$8.00. Remarks: Handbag snatched; 
George Wilson arrested; property 
recovered; case pending. 

May 6 — A. B. Curtis, Manchester, 
Iowa: place of robbery, in Grant 
park; loss, $40.00., Remarks: No ar- 
rests. 

May 6 — Vincent Grevina, 4406 S. 
Wood street; place of robbery, 
Marsh field avenue between 42nd and 
45th streets; loss, $9.00. Remarks: 
No arrests. 

April 7 — John Mitchell, 4003 Ar- 
mitajic avenue; place of robbery, 
front of 67 Curtis street; loss, $50.00. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 8— Jack Aizuss, 1121 W. 12th 
street: place of robbery, Taylor and 
Hermitage avenues; loss $10.00. Re- 
marks : No arrests. 



May 7 — Simon Klein, 3556 S. Hal- 
sted street; place of robbery, his 
saloon. 3559 S. Halsted street, loss, 
$85.00. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 7 — Pete Stashue, 1255 Sanga- 
mon street; place of robbery, front 
of 1300 Sangamon street: loss! $3.50. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 7 — Harry Glickman, 824 S. 
Robey street; place of robbery, 
Polk, between Winchester and 
Robey: loss, $2.85. Remarks: No 
arrests. 

May 5 — Thomas Donohue. 2720 W. 
16th street; place of robbery. 15th 
place and Washtenaw avenue; loss,- 
$35.00. Remarks : Ben Zuckerman 
arrested and identified; case pending. 

May 6 — Joseph Macu?, 2304 S. 
Hoyne avenue; place of robbery, 
23rd and Robey streets; loss. $29,00. 
Remarks : No arrests. 

May 8— Charles Gallagher. 4418 
Princeton avenue; place of rob- 
bery, 46th and Union avenue; loss, 
$2.25. Remarks: No arrests. 

May 6 — Leo Wosniak, 4720 S. Lin- 
coln street; place of robbery, 48th 
and Wood streets; loss. $42.00. Re- 
marks : John Gorski and John Koretz 
arrested and identified by com- 
plainant; case pending. 

May 8— John Wilcox. 3315 Mos- 
pratt street; place of robbery, 32nd 
and Mospratt street: loss, $0.15. Re- 
marks: No arrests. 

May 7 — Kenneth Kent, 6151 Ellis 
avenue; place of robbery, West 
Drive, Jackson park; loss, $10.00 
Remarks: No arrests. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Authority to Charles B. Willard to 
Affix Signature of City Comp- 
troller to Certain Bonds. 

The Connnittee on Finance, who 
had had under consideration the 
matter of the affixing of the signa- 
ture of the City Comptroller to cer- 
tain bonds, submitted a report re- 



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commending the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The -motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. K,jellander, 
Wallace. Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipos, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos'. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays- — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Charles B. Wil- 
lard is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to execute the signature of 
Eugene R. Pike, City Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago, upon all bonds 
issued by the Chicago Railways Com- 
pany, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of an ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, February 11, 1907. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and approval. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had 
under consideration a request of the 
?^»oard of Election Commissioners for 
certain transfers of funds in appro- 
priations, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mo- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Heal>, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers. Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler and City Treasurer be and they 
are hereby authorized and directed 
to make the following transfers in 
appropriations for the Election 
Commissioners, in accordance with 
the request of said Commissioners,' 
dated April 14th, 1915, attached 
hereto : 
From Account 25 T 1, 

Polling Place Rentals. .$25,000.00 

To Account 25 H, Print- 
ing, etc 15,000.00 

To Account 25 T 2, Im- 
personal services.. . . . 10,000.00 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Capitain. deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 5, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your ("".ommittee on Local Trans- 



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May iO, 1915. 



portation, to whom was re-com- 
mitted (April 26, 1915, page 4602) 
an ordinance regulating the speed, 
capacity and dimensions of motor 
trucks, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that it be passed [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
387]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Gapitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Gapitain, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Ghigago, May 5, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was re-com- 
mitted (April 26, 1915, page 4602) 
an ordinance regulating speed, ca- 
pacity, and dimensions of tractors 
and trailers having had the same 
under advisement, iDeg leave to re- 
port and recommend that it be 
passed [ordinance printed in Pamph- 
let No. 387]. 

ReSipectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Gapitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Ghigago, May 5, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Local Trans- 
portation, whom you directed (April 
27, 1914, page 26) to make a study 
of motor bus transportation, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
it b(^ placed on file. 

Hespectfully submitted, 
(Signed H. D. Gapitain. 

Chairman. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. | 

Aid. Gapitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Ghigago, May 5, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(April 27, 1914, page 15), a pray<'i' 
by the Ghicago Railways Gompany 
asking that it be granted street rail- 
way rights in Franklin Street from 
Washington street to Lake street 
having had the same under adviso- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that it be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Gapitain. 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Gapitain moved to concur m 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOGAL INDUSTRIES. 

The Gommittee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following re- 
port, which was. on motion of Aid. 
Fisher, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Ghigago. May 4, 191.5. 
To the Magor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
.\sse7nbled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (May 
3, 1915. page 58 a communication 
from the Department of Public 
Works recommending repeal of an 
ordinance passed July 2, 1914, 
gi-anting permission and authority 
to Frank M. McCarthy to constnicl. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



129 



maintain and operate a railroad 
switch track across the intersection 
of North Kenton avenue and Rice 
street and across North Kolmar and 
North Krai avenues, between West 
Chicago avenue and Rice street, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the accom- 
panying order and ordinance [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 394] : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to order the removal 
from all streets occupied or crossed 
by the same, of railroad switch 
track laid in compliance with an 
ordinance passed July 2, 1914, 
which granted certain switch track 
privileges to Frank M. McCarthy, 
within thirty days from and after 
the repeal of said ordinance by this 
council. 

Ordered, Further, That upon the 
failure or refusal of said Frank M. 
McCarthy to so remove said track 
within the time named, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works is here- 
by directed to cause the same to be 
removed in accordance with the 
provisions of the ordinance passed 
April 27, 1914, relating to street ob- 
structions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (Jan- 
uary 25, 1915, page 3118) an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of 
parts of South Rockwell street and 
South Maplewood avenue between 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal and 
the right of way of the Atchison, 



Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad (Pitt 
and Lichty's Subdivision in Man- 
chester, Sec. 36-39-13, The Albert 
Dickinson Co., beneficiary), having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
that said ordinance be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent w^as given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 30, 1914, page 2153) an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of South Robey street between the 
south line of West 43rd street and 
the north line of West 46th street 
(Stone and Whitney's Subdivision, 
Sec, 7-38-14, Chicago Railway 
Equipment Company and The Union 
Stock Yard and Transit Company, 
beneficiaries), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said ordi- 
nance be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, 



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May 10, 1915. 



who had had under consideration 
sundry, recommendations of the 
former Vice Commission and of the 
special Committee on Crime, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
adoption of a resolution transmit- 
ted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to adopt said reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Whereas, The Committee on 
Judiciary has had under considera- 
tion certain measures now pending 
before the Legislature, which 
measures are believed by said Com- 
mittee to embody some of the most 
important legislation tending to the 
welfare of men. women and chil- 
dren of this State, aside from the 
material welfare and safety of the 
citizens of Illinois in general, that 
has been introduced into the Gen- 
eral Assembly during the present 
session. These Bills comprise: 

House Bill No. 36, relating to il- 
legitimate children, which provides 
that the responsibility for the care 
and support of the child of an un- 



I married mother shall be borne by 
the father until the child's majority. 
House Bill No. 654, which au- 
thorizes the Board of Administra- 
tion to convert certain buildings 
now used for certain purposes to 
certain other purposes, and to erect 
new buildings (a companion to H. 
B. No. 655). 

House Bill No. 655, which is a 
Bill for an Act to better provide 
for the training and occupation of 
feeble-minded persons of all ages. 

House Bill No. 163, amending the 
present Act which limits the num- 
ber of probation officers to 20, by 
removing this limit; also for a pre- 
liminary investigation by probation 
officers of each applicant for pro- 
bation, etc.; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the City Council 
of the City of Chicago does hereby 
recommend to the General Assem- 
bly that it pass said Bills. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May i, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(April 12, 1915, page 4382) a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and 
paving with granite blocks and 
brick Irving Park boulevard from 
958 feet east of North California 
avenue to Milwaukee avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
l)eg leave to report and recommend 
the approval of said estimate and 
the passage of said ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



131 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 
: ' Chicago, May 4, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets anu 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 21) a recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick. West North avenue 
from North Cicero avenue to North 
Austin avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the approval of 
said estimate and the passage of 
said ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was. on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4. 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets ana 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 30) a recom- 
mendation, estimate and ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving 
with. asphalt a system of streets as 
follows, to-wit: South AVabash ave- 
nue from East 71st street to East 
75th street, etc., having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to' report and recommend the ap- 
proval of said estimate and the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Respect-fully submitted, 
Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicaffo in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(March 29, 1915, page 4108) a rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a brick sewer from a 
point in the southerly bank of the 
main channel of the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago, 54 feet west of the 
west line of Section 35-39-13, to a 
point 31.5 feet south of the north- 
west corner of Section 2-38-13 and 
thence in South Crawford avenue 
extended and existent to West 71st 
street extended, etc., having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
approval of said estimate and the 
passage of said ordinance: 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

recommendation by board of 

LOCAL improvements. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

We herewith submit an ordinance 
for a brick sewer with concrete 
bulkhead, concrete siphon, brick 
manholes and brick catchbasins, 
said sewer to begin at a point in the 
southerly bank of the main channel 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago, 
54 feet west of the west line of Sec- 
tion 35, Township 39 North, Range 
13, East of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian and 1006 feet north of the 
south line of said Township 39, and 
thence to extend southerly to a point 
12 feet east of the west line and 
814.47 feet north of the south line of 
Section 35 laforesaid; thence south 
along a line parallel with the west 
line of Section 35 aforesaid, to a 
point 31.5 feet north of the south 
line of said Section 35; thence 
southwesterly along a reverse curve 
having a rftdius of 35 feet to a 



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May 10, 1915. 



point in the west line of Section 2, 
Township 38 North, Range 13, East 
of the Third Principal Meridian 
31.5 feet south of the northwest 
corner of said Section 2; and thence 
in South Crawford avenue extended 
and South Crawford avenue exist- 
ent to West 71st street extended; 
and a brick sewer with brick 
manholes and brick catchbasins in 
West 59th street, from said sewer 
in South Crawford avenue to South 
Kolmar avenue, and a brick sewer 
with brick manholes and brick 
catchbasins in West 63rd street 
from said sewer in South Craw- 
ford avenue to South Cicero ave- 
nue; together with all necessary 
house and catchbasin slants and 
street connections, together with 
an estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement, and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance and the 
making of the improvement con- 
templated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Geo. A. Schilling, 
Frank Sima, 
Fred Burkhard, 
Frank X. Rydzewski, 
Joseph I. Novak, 
Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, March 29. A. D. 
1915. 



ES'HMATE OF ENGINEER. 
To the Board of Local Improve- 
m,ents of the City of Chica^go, and 
to the Mayor and Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago in City 
Coimcil Assembled: 
The Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago hav- 
ing adopted a resolution that a 
brick sewer with concrete bulk- 
head, concrete siphon, brick man^ 
holes and brick catchbasins, be 
constructed, said sewer to begin at 
a point in the southerly bank of the 
main channel of the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago, 54 feet west of 
the west line of Section 35. Town- 



•ship 39 North, Range 13 East of 
the Third Principal ' Meridian and 
1006 feet north of the south line 
of said Township 39, and thence f 
to extend southerly to a point 12 
feet east of the west line and 
814.47 feet north of the south line 
of Section 35 aforesaid; thence 
south along a line parallel with the 
west line of Section 35 aforesaid, 
to a point 31.5 feet north of the 
south line of said Section -35, 
thence southwesterly along a re- 
verse curve having a radius 
of 35 feet to a point in the west 
line of Section 2, Township 38 
North, Range 13 East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, 31,5 feet south 
of the northwest corner of said 
Section 2; and thence in South 
Crawford avenue extended and 
South Crawford avenue existent, to 
West 71st street extended; and that 
a brick sewer with brick manholes 
and brick catchbasins, be con- 
structed, in West 59th street from 
said sewer in South Crawford 
avenue to South Kolmar avenue, 
and that a brick sewer with brick 
manholes and brick catchbasins, be 
constructed, in West 63rd street 
from said sewer in South Crawford 
avenue to South Cicero avenue; to- 
gether with all necessary house and 
catchbasin slants and street con- 
nections, and presented to the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, a 
recommendation that such local im- 
provement be made, I herewith 
submit an estimate of the cost of 
the construction of such improve- 
ment, including labor and materials, 
viz. : 

760 feet iOl^j foot brick 

sewer at $35 $ 26,600.00 

2850 feet 10% foot brick 

sewer at $21.60 61,560.00 

5500 feet 10 foot brick 

sewer at $16.30. ..'.. . 89,650.00 
5330 feet 9V^ foot brick 

sewer at $15.90 84.747.00 

2660 feet 9li foot brick 

sewer at $15.50 41.230.00 

1340 feet 8 foot brick 

sewer at $13.70 18.358.00 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



133 



1340 feet 7% foot brick 
sewer at $13.60 18,224.00 

2660 feet 7 foot brick 

sewer at $14.20 37,506.00 

4000 feet 6% foot brick 

sewer at $11.30 45,200.00 

1340 feet 6 foot brick 

sewer at $8.20 10,988.00 

1340 feet 4 foot brick 
sewer at $5.40 7,236.00 

1340 feet 31/2 foot brick 

sewer at $4.50 6,030.00 

1000 feet 3 foot brick 

sewer at $4.00.. 4,000.00 

Including all necessary 
house and catch-basin 
slants and street con- 
nections. 

108 brick manholes com- 
plete, at $30 3,240.00 

297 brick catch-basins 
and connections com- 
plete at $40 11,880.00 

1 concrete siphon com- 
plete, including two 
bulkheads 10,000.00 

1 concrete bulkhead at 
outfall of sewer 6,551.00 

Total $483,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Dated, Chicago, March 29, A. D. 
1915. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For a brick sewer with concrete 
bulkhead, concrete siphon, brick 
manholes and brick catch-basins, 
said sewer to begin at a point in 
the southerly bank of the main 
channel of the sanitary district of 
Chicago, fifty-four (54) feet west 
of the west line of section thir- 
ty-five (35), township thirty- 
nine (39) north, range thirteen 
(13), east of the third principal 



meridian and one thousand and 
six (1006- feet north of the south 
line of said township thirty-nine 
(39\ and thence to extend south- 
erly to a point twelve (12) feet 
east of the west line and eight 
hundred and fourteen and forty- 
seven one-hundredths (814.47) 
feet north of the south line of 
section thirty- five (35 - aforesaid; 
thence south along a line parallel 
with the west line of section thir- 
ty-five (35) aforesaid to a point 
thirty-one and five-tenths (31.5) 
feet north of the south line of 
said section thirty-five (35); 
thence southwesterly along a re- 
verse curve ihaving a radius of 
thirty-five (35) feet to a point in 
the west line of section two (2), 
township thirty-eight (38) north, 
range thirteen (13^ east of the 
third principal meridian, thirty- 
one and five-tenths (31.5) feet 
south of the northwest corner of 
said section two (2^ : and thence 
in South Crawford avenue ex- 
tended and South Crawford ave- 
nue existent, to West 71st street 
extended: and a brick sewer with 
brick manholes and brick catch- 
basins in West 59th street from 
said sewer in South Crawford 
avenue to South Kolmar avenue, 
and a brick sewer with brick 
manholes and brick catch-basins 
in West 63rd street from said 
sewer in iSouth Crawford avenue 
to South Cicero avenue; together 
with all necessary house and 
catch-basin slants and street con- 
nections, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, the nature, charac- 
ter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

A brick sewer of cvlindrical 



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May 10, 1915. 



shape shall be constructed as fol- 
lows : Said sewer shall begin and 
have its outfall at a point in the 
southerly bank of the main channel 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago, 
fifty-four (54) feet west of the 
west line of section thirty-five (35) 
in township thirty-nine (39) north, 
range thirteen (13) east of the 
third principal meridian, and one 
thousand and six (1,006) feet north 
of the south line of said township 
thirty-nine i39), and thence shall 
extend southeasterly in a straight 
line to a point eight hundred and 
thirty-'three (833) feet north of the 
south line and eight and five-tenths 
(8.5) feet east of the west line of 
section thirty-five (35) aforesaid, 
thence southerly along a curve hav- 
ing a radius of fifty (50) feet to a 
point twelve (12) feet east of the 
west line and eight hundred and 
fourteen and forty-seven one-hun- 
dredths (814.47) feet north of the 
south line of section thirty-five (35;^ 
aforesaid; thence south along a line 
tv/elve (12 feet east of and parallel 
with the west line of said section 
thirty-five ''35), to a point three 
hundred and fifty- three (353) feet 
north of the south line of section 
thirty-five 35) aforesaid, where 
said sewer shall connect with the 
north end of a concrete inverted 
siphon hereinafter provided at 
said point; and said sewer shall 
connect with the south end of said 
concrete inverted siphon at a point 
two hundred and thirty- three (233) 
feet north of the south line and 
twelve ^12 feet east of the west 
line of section thirty-five (35) 
aforesaid and thence shall extend 
alone a lin»' parallel with the west 
line of said stM-tion thirty-five (35 = 
to a point thirty-one and five- 
tenths (31.5) feet north of the south 
line of section thirty-five (35^ 
aforesaid, thence southwesterly 
along a reverst^ curve having a ra- 
dius of thirty-five (35^ feet to a 
point in tho west line of section two 
(2) in township thirty-eight (38) 
north, in rantre aforesaid thirty- 



one and five-tenths (31.5) feet 
south of the northwest corner of 
said section two (2) and thence in 
South Crawford avenue extended 
and South Crawford avenue exist- 
ent along the west lines respectively 
of sections two (2), eleven (11), 
fourteen (14) and twenty- three 
(23) in township and range last 
above mentioned, to the south line 
of said section twenty-three (23), 
same being within the alignment 
of West 71st street extended. 

Said sewer from the said point of 
outfall at the main channel of the 
Sanitary District of Chicago to a 
point thirty-three (33) feet north 
of the south line of West 43rd street 
shall be made with four (4) rings 
of sewer brick laid edgewise and 
thence to the terminus in West 71st 
street extended said sewer shall be 
made with three (3) rings of sewer 
brick laid edgewise. 

The internal diameter of said 
sewer shall be as follows : From the 
said point of outfall at the main 
channel of the Sanitary District of 
Chicago to the north end of said 
concrete inverted siphon and from 
the south end of said concrete in- 
verted siphon to the aforesaid point 
thirty-three (33) feet north of the 
south line of West 43rd street ten 
and one-half (lOV-;) feet, thence to 
a point thirty-three (33) feet north 
of the south line of West 51st street 
produced from the east ten (10 
feet, thence to the center line of 
West 59th street produced from the 
east nine and one-half (9^) feet, 
thence to the center line of West 
()3rd street produced from the west 
nine and one-fourth (9%) feet, 
thence to the center line of West 
()5th street produced from the wesi 
right 8 toot, thence t-o a point 
lliirty-flireo (33^ feet south of the 
nortli lino of West r)7th street seven 
and one-half (7%^ feet and thence 
to the terminus in West 71st street 
extended seven (7) feet. 

The bottom of the inside of said 
scw(^7' at the snid noint of outfall 



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in the southerly bank of the main 
channel of the Sanitary District of 
Chicago shall be at an elevation of 
three and five-tenths (3.5) feet be- 
low Chicago City datum and thence 
shall rise at a uniform rate to an 
elevation of three (3) feet below 
Chicago City datum at the connec- 
tion with the north end of said 
concrete inverted siphon. The bot- 
tom of the inside of said sewer at 
the connection with the south end 
of said concrete inverted siphon 
shall be at an elevation of two and 
seven-tenths (2.7) feet below Chi- 
cago City datum and thence shall 
rise at a uniform rate to an eleva- 
tion of ten and thirty-three one- 
hundredths (10.33) feet above Chi- 
cago City datum at the center line 
of West 63rd street produced from 
the west. At the point last herein 
designated the bottom of the inside 
of said sewer, as the same shall 
discharge from the south, shall be 
at an elevation of eleven (11) feet 
above Chicago City datum and 
thence shall rise at a uniform rate 
to an elevation of twelve and thir- 
ty-three one-hundredths (12.33) 
feet above Chicago City datum at 
the center line of West 65th street 
produced from the west and thence 
shall rise at a uniform rate to an 
elevation of fourteen and nineteen- 
one-hundredths (14.19) feet above 
Chicago City datum at the aforesaid 
point thirty- three (33) feet south 
of the north line of West 67th street 
and thence shall rise at a uniform 
rate to an elevation of sixteen and 
thirty-one one-hundredths (16.31) 
feet above Chicago City datum at a 
point one thousand three hundred 
and twenty (1,320) feet north of the 
south terminus of said sewer and 
thence shall rise at a uniform rate 
to an elevation of eighteen and sev- 
enteen one-hundredths (18.17) feet 
above Chicago City datum at the 
terminus of said sewer in West 
71st street extended. 

A concrete inverted siphon shall 
be constructed under the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal along a line 



tw-elve (12) feet east of and paral- 
lel with the west line of said sec- 
tion thirty-five (35), from and con- 
necting with the brick sewer here- 
inbefore provided at a point three 
hundred and fifty-three (353) feet 
north of the south line of said sec- 
tion thirty-five (35) to and con- 
necting with the brick sewer here- 
inbefore provided at a point two 
hundred and thirty-three (233) 
feet north of the south line of said 
section thirty-five (35). 

Said concrete inverted siphon at 
its north connection above described 
shall be circular in cross section 
with an internal diameter of ten 
and one-half (101/2) feet and with 
walls sixteen (16) inches in thick- 
ness and shall be at the same grade 
as and coincident with the end of 
the said brick sewer; thence the 
internal cross section shall gradu- 
ally change to a rectangle eleven 
(11' feet wnde by three and one- 
half (31/0) feet high at a point 
twenty (20) feet south of the said 
north*^ connection with the brick 
sewer where said siphon shall form 
a rectangular opening through the 
bulkhead hereinafter described. 
The bottom of said rectangular 
opening shall be four (4) feet above 
Chicago City datum. This portion 
of the said concrete inverted siphon 
shall be strengthened and supported 
bv a bulkhead twenty-six (26) feet 
in height by fifteen (15) feet in 
width at the top and twenty (~'0^ 
feet in width at the bottom, meas- 
ured east and west and eight uS^ 
feet thick at the top and twelve 
(12) feet thick at the bottom meas- 
ured north and south with a coping 
sixteen (16) feet long, east and west 
and nine (9) feet wide, north and 
south, and twelve (12, mches in 
thickness. The south face of the 
bulkhead shall be vertical and 
twenty (20) feet south of the said 
described north connection with the 
brick sewer. The top of the coping 
shall be at an elevation of eleven 
(11) feet above Chicago City datum. 
The walls of said concrete inverted 



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May 10, 1915. 



siphon from the said north connec- 
tion with the sewer to the north- 
erly face of the bulkhead shall be 
sixteen 16 inches in thickness. 
A similar bulkhead of the same size 
and dimensions shall be constructed 
with its north face eighty (80) 
feet south of the south face of the 
bulkhead last described and that 
portion of the concrete inverted 
siphon extending from the north 
face of said second bulkhead to the 
south end of said concrete inverted 
siphon, a distance of twenty (20) 
feet, shall be of the same size and 
dimensions as that portion herein- 
before described, extending from 
the north end of the concrete in- 
verted siphon to said point twenty 
(20) feet south thereof but shall be 
reversed in position,the south end 
having a circular cross section • of 
ten and one-half (10%) feet inter- 
nal diameter where it shall be at 
the same grade as, and coincident 
with the end of the brick sewer 
hereinbefore provided and the north 
end having a rectangular cross sec- 
tion three and one-half {3V2) feet 
high by eleven (11) feet wide form- 
ing an opening through the second 
bulkhead. 

The two portions above described 
shall ibe connected by means of a 
concrete pipe of five (5) feet inter- 
nal diameter with walls eight (8) 
inches in thickness. The elevation 
of the ton of the outside of said 
pipe between the bulkheads herein- 
before described shall be seven and 
thirty- four one-hundred ths (7.34^ 
feet below Chicago City datum and 
the ends of the five (5) foot pipe 
shall extend through the bulkheads 
on a rising grade and shall connect 
with the bottom of the end portions 
of said concrete inverted siphon all 
as shown more particularly in a 
drawing hereto attached and here- 
by madf^ a nart of this ordinance. 
Said sewer at the outfall of same 
into the main channel of the Sani- 
tary Ditsrict of Chicago shall be 
strengthened and supported by a 
bulkhead constructed of concrete. 



The foundation of said bulkhead 
shall be twelve (12) feet in length 
measured parallel with the center 
line of said sewer and twenty-four 
(24) feet in width measured at right 
angles thereto and six (6) feet in 
height. The bottom of said foun- 
dation shall be at an elevation of 
ten (10) feet below Chicago City 
datum. Upon said foundation 
shall be constructed the main por- 
tion of said bulkhead with a base 
eight and one-half (8%) feet in 
length measured .parallel to the cen- 
ter line of said sewer and twenty- 
two (22) feet in width measured at 
right angles to the center line of said 
sewer, a top six (6) feet in length 
and nineteen and one-half (19%) 
feet in width and a height of fifteen 
(15) feet with a batter of fifteen 
(15) inches on the face toward the 
water. There shall be an opening 
through the center of said bulk- 
head circular in cross-section, 
which opening shall conform with 
the interior surface of said ten and 
one-half (IQi^) foot brick sewer. 
Upon the main portion of said bulk- 
head there shall be placed a con- 
crete coping twelve (12) inches in 
thickness, which shall overhang the 
top of the main portion of said 
bulkhead six (6) inches on all sides. 
The back portion of said bulk- 
head shall be in the form of a cra- 
dle, constructed of concrete, which 
shall extend from the rear or land 
side of the foundation of said bulk- 
head a distance of eighteen (18^ 
feet. Each side of said cradle shall 
be a vertical plane eight (8) feet 
from and parallel with the center 
line of said sewer. The ton of said 
cradle shall conform with the outer 
surface of said sewer and the top of 
the sides thereof shall be at an ele- 
vation of two (2^ feet above Chi- 
cago City datum. The bottom of 
said cradle shall be a plane, one end 
of which shall join the bottom edge 
of tho foundation of said bulkhead 
and the other end of which shall be 
at an elevation of six (6) feet be- 
low Chicago City datum. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



137 



A brick sewer of cylindrical shape 
and made with a double ring of 
sewer brick laid edgewise shall be 
constructed in West 59th street 
from and connecting with the sewer 
hereinbefore provided in South 
Crawford avenue to the center line 
of South Kolmar avenue. The said 
connection with the sewer in South 
Crawford avenue shall be made at 
a point twenty-eight (28) feet 
south of the north line of West 59th 
street, and thence said sewer shall 
extend westward along a line paral- 
lel with the north line of West 59th 
street to the center line of South 
Keeeler avenue produced from the 
north and thence shall extend west- 
erly in a straight line to the point 
of intersection of the west line of 
South Keeler avenue with the cen- 
ter line of West 59th street, and 
thence shall extend along the center 
line of West 59th street to the ter- 
minus in South Kolmar avenue. 
The internal diameter of said sewer 
shall be as follows: From the said 
connection in South Crawford ave- 
nue to the center line of South Kee- 
ler avenue produced fro-m the north. 
four ('4) feet; thence to the center 
line of South Kostner avenue, three 
and one-half (3%) feet, and thence 
to the terminus in South Kolmar 
avenue, three (3) feet. The bottom 
of the inside of said sewer at the 
said connection with the sewer in 
South Crawford avenue shall be at 
an elevation of eleven (11) feet 
above Chicag^o City datum, and 
thence shall rise at a uniform rate 
to an elevation of fourteen and six- 
ty-eight one-hundredths (14.68) 
feet above Chicago City datum at 
the terminus of said sewer in South 
Kolmar avenue. 

A brick sewer of cylindrical 
shape shall be constructed in West 
63rd street from and connecting 
with the sewer hereinbefore pro- 
vided, in South Crawford avenue, to 
a ipoint thirty (30) feet west of the 
east line of South Cicero avenue. 
The connection with .the sewer 
hereinbefore provided in South 



Crawford avenue shall be made at 
the point of intersection of the last 
mentioned sewer with the center 
line of West 63rd street, and said 
sewer shall thence extend along the 
center line of West 63rd street to 
the east line of South Kenneth ave- 
nue and thence shall extend west- 
erly in a straight line to a point 
sixty-six (66) feet west of the east 
line of South Kenneth avenue and 
twenty-eight (28) feet south of the 
north line of West 63rd street and 
thence shall extend along a line 
twenty-eight (28) feet south of and 
parallel with the north line of West 
03rd street to the terminus in South 
Cicero avenue. Said sewer, from 
the said connection in South Craw- 
ford avenue, to the east line of the 
w:est one-quarter (^4) of section 
twenty-two (22) in township thir- 
ty-eight (38) north, range thirteen 
(13) east of the third principal me- 
ridian, shall be made with a triple 
ring of sewer brick laid edgewise, 
and shall have an internal diameter 
of six and one-fourth (6%) feet 
and thence to the terminus in South 
Cicero avenue said sewer shall be 
made with a double ring of sewer 
brick laid edgewise and shall have 
an internal diameter of six (6) 
feet. The hottom of the inside of 
said sewer at the said connection in 
South Crawford avenue shall be at 
an elevation of ten and seven- 
tenths (10.7 1 feet above Chicago City 
datum, and thence shall rise at a 
uniform rate to an elevation of 
fourteen and ninety-eight one-hun- 
dredths (14.98) feet above Chicago 
City datum at the terminus of said 
sewer in South Cicero avenue. 

The iconcrete to be used in this 
improvement shall be composed of 
the best quality of Portland cement, 
clean sharp torpedo sand and the 
best quality of clean sharp crushed 
limestone, well mixed and wetted 
and tamped into a solid uniform 
mass. The proportions of the said 
component parts of the concrete 
shall be such that the torpedo sand 
shall amount in volume to one-half 



138 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 10, 19.15. 



[V-) of the volume of the crushed 
limestone and so that seven (7) 
cubic feet of concrete in place shall 
contain ninety- four (94) pounds 
of Portland cement. All Portland 
cement used for said concrete shall 
be of a fineness permitting ninety- 
two (92) per cent to J)ass through 
a sieve with one hundred (100) 
meshes to the lineal inch and test 
pieces mixed with one (1) part of 
the cement and three (3) parts of 
sand shall have a tensile strength 
of two hundred (200) pounds to 
the square inch after being exposed 
to the atmosphere one (1) day and 
immersed in water for six (6) 
days. Said concrete shall be laid in 
smooth forms, smoothly plastered 
where necessary to fill the inter- 
stices with a mixture of one (1) 
part Portland cement and one (1) 
part torpedo sand. 

Two hundred and ninety-seven 
(297) catch-basins shall be con- 
structed and connected and trapped 
with said sewers and shall be lo^ 
ciated at necessary points in the 
roadway adjacent to the curb lines 
of said streets. Each of said catch- 
basins shall be seven (7) feet two 
(2) inches det^p measuring from the 
top of the brickwork, which shall 
be at the elevation of the surface 
of the adjacent ground. Said catch- 
basins shall be cylindrical in shape 
and shall have an internal diameter 
of four (4) feet. The walls of said 
catch-basins shall be eight (8) 
inches thick and shall be construct- 
ed of sewer brick, which shall rest 
upon a ffoor of pine plank two (2) 
inches in thickness. The tops of 
said catch-basins shall each narrow 
to two (2) feet internal diameter, 
being drawn in by means of eight 
(8) header courses, the diameter 
being decreased three (3- inches 
for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall 
bo provided with a suitable cast 
iron cover with a tight lid, each of 
which covers, inclusive of lid, shall 
weight five hundred and sixty (560^ 
pounds. 



An inlet eight (8) inches in di- 
ameter shall be made in the side 
of each of said catch-basins to re- 
ceive the water from the ditches. 
Each of said catch-basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight (8) inches internal 
diameter. Each of said connections 
shall be made in such manner that l 
the top of the outside of the eight } 
(8) inch tile pipe at the point of * 
connection with the sewer shall be v 
at the elevation of the center of the j 
sower. j 

Each of said catch-basins shall 
be trapped with a half-trap also of 
tile pipe of eight (8) inches inter- 
nal diameter, which shall be set so 
that the elevation of the bottom of 
the inside of the same shall be three 
(3) feet six (6) inches a;bove the 
floor of the catch-basin. 

One hundred and eighi (108) 
manholes shall be built upon said 
sewors and located at necessary 
points. Said manholes shall be cyl- .; 
indrical in shape and shall have an 
internal diameter of three (3) feet. 
Where the internal diameter of the 
sewer is less than three (3) feet ; 
the invert of the sewer through the ' 
manholes shall be built of two (2- 
rings of sewor brick, and on each 
side thereof shall be built a solid 
sewer brick foundation twelve (12) 
inches thick, making the entire 
foundation four (4^ feet and six ■ 
(6) inches in diameter, the walls 
of said manholes shall be eight (8) 
inches thick and shall be built of 
sewer brick, and the tops of said 
manholes shall each narrow to two 
(2' feet internal diameter, being 
drawn in by means of six (6) 
header courses, the diameter being 
decreased two (2) inches for each 
course. 

Each of said manhole? shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover with a tight lid, each of which 
covers, inclusive of lid, shall weigh 
five hundred and forty (540) 
pounds. The top of each of said 
covers shall be at the elevation of 




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May 10, 1915. 



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(Mj) of the volume of the crushed 
limestone and so that seven (7) 
cubic feet of concrete in place shall 
contain ninety- four (94) pounds 
of Portland cement. All Portland 
cement used for said concrete shall 
be of a fineness permitting ninety- 
two (92) per cent to pass through 
a sieve with one hundred (100) 
meshes to the lineal inch and test 
pieces mixed with one (1) part of 
the cement and three (3) parts of 
sand shall have a tensile strength 
of two hundred (200) pounds to 
the square inch after being exposed 
to the atmosphere one (1) day and 
immersed in water for six (6) 
days. Said concrete shall be laid in 
smooth forms, smoothly plastered 
where necessary to fill the inter- 
stices with a mixture of one (1) 
part Portland cement and one (1) 
part torpedo sand, 

Two hundred and ninety-seven 
(297) catch-basins shall be con- 
structed and connected and trapped 
with said sewers and shall be lo^ 
ciated at necessary points in the 
roadway adjacent to the curb lines 
of said streets. Each of said catch- 
basins shall be seven (7) feet two 
(2) inches deep measuring from the 
top of the brickwork, which shall 
be at the elevation of the surface 
of the adjacent ground. Said catch- 
basins shall be cylindrical in shape 
and shall have an internal diameter 
of four (4) feet. The walls of said 
catch-basins shall be eight (8) 
inches thick and shall be construct- 
ed of sewer brick, which shall rest 
upon a ffoor of pine plank two (2) 
inches in thickness. The tops of 
said catch-basins shall each narrow 
to two (2) feet hiternal diameter, 
being drawn in by means of eight 
(8) header courses, the diameter 
being decreased three (3- inches 
for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall 
be provided with a suitable cast 
iron cover with a tight lid, each of 
which covers, inclusive of lid, shall 
weight five hundred and sixty (560) 
pounds. 



An inlet eight (8) inches in di- 
ameter shall be made in the side 
of each of said catch-basins to re- 
ceive the water from the ditches. 
Each of said catch-basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight (8) inches internal 
diameter. Each of said connections 
shall be made in such manner that , 
the top of the outside of the eight i 
(8) inch tile pipe at the point of ' 
connection with the sewer shall be 
at the elevation of the center of the 
sewer. 

Each of said catch-basins shall 
be trapped with a half-trap also of 
tile pipe of eight (8) inches inter- 
nal diameter, which shall be set so 
that the elevation of the bottom of 
the inside of the same shall be three 
(3) feet six (6) inches above the 
floor of the catch-basin. 

One hundred and eighi (108) 
manholes shall be built upon said 
sewers and located at necessary 
points. Said manholes shall be cyl- 
indrical in shape and shall have an 
internal diameter of three (3) feet. 
Where the internal diameter of the 
sewer is less than three (3) feet 
the invert of the sewer through the 
manholes shall be built of two (2' 
rings of sewer brick, and on each 
side thereof shall be built a solid 
sewer brick foundation twelve (12) 
inches thick, making the entire 
foundation four (4^ feet and six 
(6) inches in diameter, the walls 
of said manholes shall be eight (8) 
inches thick and shall be built of 
sewer brick, and the tops of said 
manholes shall each narrow to two 
(2» feet internal diameter, being 
drawn in by means of six (6) 
header courses, the diameter being 
decreased two (2) inches for each 
course. 

Each of said manhole? shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover with a tight lid, each of which 
covers, inclusive of lid, shall weigh 
five hundred and forty (540) 
pounds. The top of each of said 
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May 10, 1915. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



139 



the adjacent surface of the street. 
j One (1) house connection slant 
} of tile pipe of six (6) inches inter- 
nal diameter shall he placed in said 
sewers opposite each lot, piece and 
parcel of land having- not to exceed 
forty (40) feet abutting upon said 
streets. 

One (1) of said slants shall also 
be placed in said sewers opposite 
each full twenty-five (25) feet and 
opposite each fractional twenty-five 
(25) feet, exceeding fifteen (15) 
feet, so abutting, of each lot, piece 
and parcel of land having more 
than forty (40) feet abutting upon 
said streets. 

The tile pipe to be used through- 
out said improvement shall be 
smooth, sound, thoroughly burned, 
well glazed, free from lumps and 
other imperfections and shall be of 
a thickness respectively as follows: 

Three-fourths (%) of an inch for 
eight (8) inch pipe. 

Five-eighths (%) of an inch for 
six (6) inch pipe. 

All brick and tile pipe used in 
the construction of the improve- 
ment hereinbefore described shall 
be laid with the best quality of nat- 
ural byhraulic cement mortar, com- 
posed of one (1) part natural hy- 
draulic cement and two (2) parts 
clean sharp sand. All of said above 
described improvement shall be 
constructed in a workmanlike man- 
ner under the superintendence of 
the Board of Local Improvements 
of said City of Chicago. 

Chicago City datum hereinbefore 
referred to is hereby defined as the 
plane of low water in Lake Michi^ 
gan of A. D. 1847, as established 
by the trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, and adopted by 
the late Board of Drainage Commis- 
sioners and by the late Board of 
Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, and now represented by the 
ordinance of July 11th, A. D. 1898, 
relating to the corrected elevation 
of the Old Lind Block bench mark, 



which determines the base or datum 
for City levels. 

Section 2. That for the purpose 
of the improvement aforesaid the 
following described territory within 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, is hereby cre- 
ated into and declared to be a drain- 
age district, towit: 

Beginning at the point of inter- 
section of the southerly line of the 
right of way of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal with the north and 
south quarter section line of sec- 
tion thirty-five (35) in township 
thirty-nine (39) north, range thir- 
teen (13) east of the third princi- 
pal meridian, thence south along 
said quarter section line and along 
the north and south quarter section 
line of section two (2) in township 
thirty-eight (38) north, in said 
range thirteen (13), and along the 
north and south quarter section 
lines respectively of sections eleven 
(11) and fourteen (14), in town- 
ship and range last aforesaid, to a 
point one hundred and thirty-three 
(133) feet south of the south line 
of West 59th street, thence west 
along a line parallel with the last 
mentioned line to the center line 
of South Hamlin avenue, thence 
south along the last mentioned line 
to a point one hundred and thirty- 
thre© (133) feet south of the south 
line of West 65th street, thence east 
along a line parallel with the last 
mentioned line to the north and 
south quarter section line of sec- 
tion twenty-three (23) in township 
and range last aforesaid, thence 
south along the north and south 
quarter section lines respectively 
of sections twenty-three (23), 
twenty-six (26) and thirty-five 
(35) in township and range last 
aforesaid, to the south line of &aid 
section thirty-five (35), thence 
west along the south line of said 
section thirty-five (35) and along 
the south line of section thirty-four 
(34) in township and range last 
aforesaid, to the west line of said 
section thirty- four (34), thence 



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140 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 10, 1915. 



north along the west lines respec- 
tively of sections thirty-four (34), 
twenty-seven (27), twenty-two 
(22) and fifteen (15) in township 
and range last aforesaid, to a point 
six hundred and sixty (660) feet 
north of the east and west quarter 
section line of said section fifteen 
(15), thence east along a line paraU 
lei with the last mentioned quarter 
section line to the north and south 
quarter section line of said section 
fifteen (15), thence north along the 
north and south quarter section 
lines respectively of sections fifteen 
(15), ten (10) and three (3) in 
township and range last aforesaid 
to the southerly line of the right of 
way of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal and thence northeasterly 
along the last mentioned line to 
the place of beginning. 

The owners and occupants of the 
lots, pieces and parcels of land ly- 
ing within said drainage district 
hereinbefore described, shall at all 
times hereafter, be entitled to the 
use and benefit of the sewers pro- 
vided by this ordinance. Right, per- 
mission, privilege and authority 
are hereby given and granted to the 
present and future owners and oc- 
cupants of the land lying within 
said above named drainage limits 
to open and connect all ditches, 
drains and sewers which now exist 
or which may be .hereafter con- 
structed within said district; into 
and with the said sewers herein- 
before in this ordinance specified. 

Section 3. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, to- 
gether with the estimate of the cost 
thereof made by the Engineer of 
said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 4. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid for by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an 
Act of the General Assembly of the 



State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act! 
Concerning Local Improvements,"! 
Approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 5. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and 
also the assessment on each lot and 
parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five (5) installments 
in the manner provided by the stat- 
ute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, and each of said installments 
shall bear interest at the rate of 
five per centum per annum accord- 
ing to law until paid. 

Section 6. And for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the President of the Board 
of Local Improvements, counter- 
signed by the City Comptroller and 
attested by the City Clerk under 
the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be is- 
sued in accordance with and shall 
in all respects conform to the pro- 
vision of the Act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois, en- 
titled "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 
14th, A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 7. That the Attorney of, 
said Board be and he is hereby di-*^ 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the ;City of Chicago, praying that 
ste.ps may be taken to levy a spe- 
cial assessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance and in the 
manner prescribed by law. 

Section 8. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the sanit^ 
are hereby repealed. 



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Section 9. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas^ 

sage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

! Chairman. 

ALSO, 
The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(March 8, 1915, page 3824) an or- 
"der granting permission to J. W. 
;Barnhart to erect and maintain a 
revolving barber pole in front of 
premises known as 108 North Dear- 
born street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue a permit to J. 
W. Barnhart to erect and maintain 
a revolving barber pole in front oi 
the premises known and situate as 
No. 108 North Dearborn street, to 
project from the building. This 
permit is issued subject to revoca- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

11 The same committee submitted 
Kthe following report, which was, on 
■^piotion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
fordered published : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
A^lleys, to whom was referred (May 



3, 1915, page 89) an order direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to issue a permit to George 
T. Eddy to rebuild sidewalk at 677 
and 679 North Clark street, having 
had the same under advisement, neg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying sub- 
stitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to permit George T. 
Eddy in rebuilding sidewalk at 677 
and 679 North Clark street to main- 
tain present opening until May 1, 
1917, on his complying with the re- 
quirements of the Department of 
Public Works with reference to 
openings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(March 29, 1915, page 4144) an or- 
der for the reconstruction of side- 
walks at the northeast and southeast 
corners of West Adams and South 
LaSalle streets at a temporary ele- 
vation of 14.0 feet above City datum 
at the building line, having had the 
same under advisement, heg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to permit the sidewalks at 
the northeast and southeast corners 
of West Adams and South LaSalle 
streets to be reconstructed at a tem- 
porary elevation of 14.0 feet above 
City datum at the building line; said 
walks to have a uniform slope to- 
wards the curb of one (1) inch verti- 



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cal to three (3) feet horizontal; this 
permission to be revoked any time at 
the discretion of the Mayor. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 
3, 1915, page 57) an order directing 
the Corporation Counsel to take the 
necessary legal steps to secure the 
rights of the City in and to parts of 
streets and alleys between North 
Kenton avenue, North Kilpatrick 
avenue, West Kinzie street and West 
Ohio street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby ordered 
and directed to take the necessary 
legal steps to secure the rights of 
the City of Chicago in and to parts 
of certain streets and alleys affected 
by a certain deed of vacation by 
Albert B. Dewey, Chas. P. Dewey, 
Frank M. McCarthy and William J. 
Newman, affecting public streets and 
alleys between West Ohio street, 
West Kinzie street, North Kenton 
avenue and North Kilpatrick ave- 
nue, in Subdivision of the south- 
west quarter (S. W.V^) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of Sec- 
tion ten (10), Township thirty-nine 
(39^ North, Range thirteen (13\ 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in accordance with his opinion 
thereon to the Superintendent of 
Maps under date of March 1st, 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, f 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 
12, 1915, page 4376) a communica- 
tion from Richard B. Thacker in 
reference to an automatic street 
traffic control, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said com- 
munication be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. » 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(March 29, 1915, page 4096) an or- 
der directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to permit Eiffent & 
Company to erect and maintain a 
galvanized iron sign in front of 
premises known as 1435 South Wa- 
bash avenue; and 

(March 29, 1915, page 4099) com- 
munication from the Commissioner 
of Public Works in reference, to 
condition of sidewalks on the east 
side of Canal street from West 12th 
street to West 18th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 



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leave to report and recommend that 
same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said reiport. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Toman, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee* on License, to 
whom was referred (March 22, 1915, 
page 3933) an ordinance amending 
Section 1524 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, to require certain licenses 
to be posted immediately within the 
principal entrance doors of the 
places of business of the licensees, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
.phlet No. 391]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Toman, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (November 30, 
1914, page 2233) an ordinance 
amending The Chicago Code of 1911 
by adding thereto a section to be 



known as Section 1628a, making 
it unlawful for any person, firm or 
corporation to lease or transfer, or 
otherwise put into circulation, any 
motion picture plates, films, rolls 
01* other line articles or apparatus 
from which a series of pictures for 
public exhibition can be produced, 
without first having secured a per- 
mit therefor from the General Sup- 
erinJLendent of Police of the City of 
Chicago, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
substitute oirdinance herewith sub- 
mitted amending Section 1625 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 [ordi- 
nance, printed in Pamphlet No. 
391]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, May 6, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Y'our Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (May 4, 1914, 
page 106) an ordinance prohibiting 
the sale and free distribution of 
cigarettes or cigarette papers to 
minors, and prohibiting the sale of 
cigars and tobacco in any form to 
any minor under 18 years of age, 
and further prohibiting minors from 
smoking or using cigarettes or to- 
bacco in any form on any public 
road, street, alley or park or other 
land used for public purposes, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
that said ordinance be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 
I (Signed) John Toman, 

Chairman. 
(Opinion rendered by the Cor- 
poration Counsel March 11, 1915, 
and a Brief of Authorities on Con- 
stitutional Features attached to the 
report.) 



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Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



BUILDINGS AND CITY HALL. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom had been re- 
ferred (April 8, 1915, page 4265) 
a communication from the Bureau 
of Compensation requesting that 
the ordinance passed March 29, 
1915, regulating the storage of in- 
flammable liquids be amended re- 
lative to the compensation to be 
exacted by the City of Chicago for 
the maintenance of storage tanks 
underneath streets or alleys, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an ordinance transmitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur In 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak. Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
V^assed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 



passed by the City Council, March 
29, 1915, and appearing upon pages 
4225-4248 of the printed Journal of 
the Council proceedings of said date, 
regulating the manufacture, storage, 
use, sale or distribution of inflam- 
mable liquids, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By 
striking out Paragraph (i). Section 
5 of said ordinance, page 4228, and 
inserting the following in lieu 
thereof : 

(i) Any person, firm or cor- 
poration using any such space 
under the surface of any public 
alley in the City of Chicago for 
the storage of oils as hereinbe- 
fore provided for shall pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation 
for such privilege the sum of Ten 
($10) Dollars per annum, the first 
payment to be made as of the 
date of the issuance of such per- 
mit and eacl> payment annually 
thereafter. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, w^hich was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(October 5, 1914, page 1646) an 
amendment to Section 304 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911 in refer- 
ence to the character of construc- 
tion of buildings not exceeding 
two stories in height used for school 
purposes, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance ■ herewith submitted 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
393]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



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145 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 7, 1914, 'page 2278) an 
ordinance amending Section 631 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, in ref- 
erence to spandrel beams, girders 
and lintels in slow-burning and 
mill construction, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the two ordinances here- 
with submitted amending respec- 
tively Sections 646 and 649 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911 [ordinances 
printed in Pamiphlet No. 393]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 40) an ordi- 
nance amending Section 712 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to require the 
filing of frontage consents for the 
location and operation of boarding 
stables, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 393]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was recommitted 
(April 2Q, 1915, page 4602) an or- 
dinance requiring the employment 
of night watchmen in hospitals, 
hotels and lodging houses more than 
two stories in height with sleeping 
accommodations for twenty or more 
persons on any floor above the sec- 
ond, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 257]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered 'published : 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and- 
City Hall, to whom was recommitted 
(March 29, 1915, page 4250) an or- 
der directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to Joseph L. Duplissis to make 
alterations in the building at 764-66 
Oakwood boulevard, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the or- 
der be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Joseph L. Duplissis to make 
alterations in the building at 764-66 
Oakwood boulevard, as per plans on 



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May 10, 1915. 



file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Buildings, provided, that all re- 
quirements of the Bureau of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety shall 
be complied with. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 41) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to Kroszczynski Brothers to re- 
construct the building on premises 
known as 8449 Burley avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Kroszczynski Brothers to re- 
construct building on premises 
known as 8449 Burley avenue as 
per plans submitted to the Build- 
ing Commissioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(October 26, 1914, page 1855) a 
communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works calling the 
attention of the City Council to the 



fact that the City Hall is occupied 
to its maximum capacity and that 
during the rush hours the ele- 
vators are crowded to discomfort 
and indecency; and 

(January 25, 1915, page 3119) a 
communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works advising the 
City Council that the General Su- 
perintendent of Police has requested 
that certain changes be made in the 
court rooms in the City Hall used 
for criminal court purposes, having 
had the same under advisement, be; 
leave to report and recommend that 
the said communications be referred 
to your Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 

report as follows: 

Chicago, May 7, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(March 22, 1915, page 4028) an or- 
der directing the select Committee 
on Crime to conduct an investiga- 
tion for the purpose of ascertain- 
ing the truth or falsity of a pub- 
lished newspaper statement to the 
effect that a sum of money was to 
be raised by certain lumber inter- 
ests in an effort to influence legis- 
lation by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago in the matter of de- 
fining fire limits; 

(March 29, 1915, page 4100) a 
communication from the Commis- 
sion on Industrial Relations re- 
questing the use of the Council 
Chamber for public hearing from 
April 5 to April 17, 1915; 



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147 



(November 9, 1914, ipage 1991) an 
ordinance amending Section 245(c) 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, in 
reference to the construction of in- 
closing walls of buildings of Class 
1; and, 

(November 9, 1914, page 1991) an 
ordinance amending Section 278 (c) 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, in 
reference to the construction of in- 
closing walls of buildings of Class 

having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the said matters be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

■ Chairman. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS, FIRE, POLICE AND 
CIVIL SERVICE. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (March 22, 1915, page 
2946) an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the north -and-south 
alley in the block bounded by South 
May street. West 65th street, West 
66th street and South Racine ave- 
nue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 392]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 



also, 

.K^^®,/™® committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
terred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (March 22, 1915, page 
3946), a request of Board of Edu- 
cation to rescind action appropriat- 
ing $10,000 for greenhouse for 
Chicago Normal School, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

T ?''of f^. ^^^^ a^ order passed 
iflf^h ^^r^""^ published on page 
1636 of the Journal, appropriating 
the sum of $10,000 for construction 
of greenhouse at Chicago Normal 
bchool, be and the same is herebv 
repealed. ^ 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

also, 

.1,^^®,/^"^® committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos.. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (April 8, 1915, page 
4280) a request of Board Of Educa- 
tion to correct legal description of 
property to be acquired adjacent to 
Nettelhorst School, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation be and it is hereby authorized 
to acquire title, under the eminent 



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domain law for the use of schools, 
to the following described property : 

All that part of Lot 30 in Pine 
Grove, a subdivision of Section 21- 
40-14, bounded and described as 
follows : beginning at a point in the 
north line of said Lot 30, 5.37 chains 
west from northeast corner thereof 
(said northeast corner being in the 
west line of Evanston avenue), and 
running thence south 1.86 chains to 
the southwest corner of that part 
of said lot conveyed to the Trustees 
of Schools of Township 40 north. 
Range 14, east of the 3rd P. M. 
aforesaid by deed dated September 
1, 1857, thence west 50 feet parallel 
to the north line of said lot; thence 
north to the north line of said lot; 
thence east to the place of beginning 
(subject to the right of way across 
the north 33 feet of said lot for a 
public highway or street), and being 
otherwise described as the east 50 
feet of the west 67 feet of Lot 1 in 
Gehrke and Brauckmann's Subdi- 
vision of part of said Lot 30, and be 
it 

Further Ordered, That so much 
of the order passed Oct. 27, 1913, 
page 2394 of Journal as refers to 
the property adjacent to the Nettel- 
horst School, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (April 8 and 26, 1915, 
pages 4280 and 21), requests of 
Board of Education to acquire prop- 
erty adjacent to the Crane Technical 
High School, Lane Technical High 



School, Mayfair School and Spencer 
School, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation, be and it is hereby author- 
ized to acquire property, under the 
eminent domain law for the use of 
schools, to the following described 
property : 

Sub-lots 11 to 14, inclusive, and 
28 to 34, inclusive, of sub-block 2 
of Bank's Subdivision, etc.; and sub- 
lots 1 to 4, inclusive, of the subdi- 
vision of Lots 15 and 17, inclusive, 
of the subdivision of Block 2 of 
Bank's Subdivision of Lot 9, Block 
11, Rockwell Addition to Chicago, 
N. W. 1^, Section 18-39-14, north of 
and adjacent to the Crane Technical 
High School premises. 

Sub-lots 10, 11 and 12 of Lot 206 
in Brownson's Addition to Chicago, 
N. E. 1^, Section 4-39-14 adjacent 
to the Lane Technical High School 
premises. 

Lots 1 to 7 inclusive, and Lots 18 
to 24, inclusive, in Block 15 in Mon- 
trose, a subdivision of the N. W. % 
of the N. 1/2 of the S. W. 14 of Sec- 
tion 15-40-13, and E. V2 of Lot 1 
of Subdivision of N. i/^ of Section 
16-40-13, north of and adjoining the 
Mayfair School premises. 

The east 25 feet of the north 115 
feet (including the easement in 10- 
foot alley) of Lot 31; the west 155 
feet of the north 115 feet (includ- 
ing easement in 10-foot alley) of 
Lot 31; the east 50 feet of Lot 30; 
and the west 40 feet of the E. V2 
of Lot 30; all in C. J. Hull's Sub- 
division of the W. 1/2 of the S. W. 
1/4 of Section 9-39-13, north and 
west of the Spencer School premises. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



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motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 4, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (April 8, 1915, page 
4280 and May 3, 1915, page 62) 
requests of Board of Education for 
concurrence in appropriations for 
Lewis-Champlin, Beaubien, Forest- 
ville, Komensky, Lawson, Lowell, 
McPherson, Scanlan, Seward, Wil- 
lard, Beidler, Cregier, Norwood 
Park, Park Manor, Peirce, Ryerson, 
Riis, Reilly, Sabin, Sexton, Shepard, 
and Swift Schools, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
set aside and pay out upon proper 
vouchers out of th© unused balance 
of the amount appropriated for the 
building account, the amounts 
hereinafter shown in this order, 
for the purposes stated: 
For erection of Lewis- 
Champlin ..$285,000.00 

For addition to Beaubien 100,000.00 
For addition to Forest- 

ville 12,000.00 

For addition to Komen- 
sky 90,000.00 

For addition to Lawson. 12,000.00 
For addition to Lowell. 8,000.00 
For addition to McPher- 
son 180,000.00 

For addition to Scanlan. 16,000.00 
For addition to Seward. 6,000.00 
For addition to Willard. 160,000.00 
Additional Appropria- 
tion for Beidler 30,000.00 

Additional Appropria- 
tion for Cregier 6,000.00 

To complete Norwood 

Park 50,000.00 

To complete Park Manor 9,000.00 

To complete Peirce 5,000.00 

Additional Appropria- 
tion for Ryerson 25,000.00 

To com'plete Riis 10,000.00 



To complete Reilly 20,000.00 

To complete Sabin 6,000.00 

To complete Sexton 10,000.00 

To complete Shepard... 13,000.00 

To complete Swift.. 5,000.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Prersented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbersi, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to have water 
meter removed from the prem- 
ises known and situate as 1809 
Federal street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue 
a permit to David Mayer to con- 
struct, maintain and operate ti 
canopy over the sidewalk in 
Quincy street, to be attached to 
the building or structure locatea 
at 179 Quincy street, in accord- 
ance with plans and specifica- 
tions to be filed with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and Chief of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety, said 
canopy not to exceed 14 feet in 
length nor 15 feet in width, 
upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order 
granting permission to E. S. Pike to 
construct a ventilating shaft in 
Monroe street, to connect engine 



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room at 39 South State street with 
the tunnels of the Illinois Tunnel 
Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of Mrs R. Gentile for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presentel a claim of 
M. M. Beard for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. DePriest presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be ana 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Bondy's Market House 
to erect and maintain a gal- 
vanized iron sign, 7 feet by 3 
feet, extending from building at 
No. 306 E. 31st street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. DePriest presented a claim 
of E. T. Jeffery for a refund of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Stern presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to William Hester to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at 



the edge of the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 4027 Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Stern presented claims of 
John P. March and John R. Mont- 
gomery for refunds of 90% of 
special assessments for water sup- 
ply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Werner and Nance presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to W. V. 
Geary authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants, with- 
out cost, from April 1, 1915, to 
November 15, 1915, in considera- 
tion of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets : Bowen avenue 
from Lake Park avenue to Ellis 
avenue, Oakenwald avenue from 
E. 42nd place to E. 46th street. 
Lake Park avenue from E. 43rd 
street to E. 51st street, Black- 
stone avenue from Lake Park 
avenue to E. 51st street, Dor- 
chester avenue from E. 47th 
street to E. 51st street, Kenwood 
avenue from E. 47th street to ii:. 
49th street, Kimbark avenue from 
E. 47th street to E. 50th street, 
Woodlawn avenue from E. 44th 
street to E. 51st street, Sidney 
aVenue~ from E. 44th street to E. 
45th street, Berkeley avenue from 
E. 43rd street to E. 45th street, 
Ellis avenue from E. 41st street 
to E. 51st street, Ingleside ave- 
nue from E. 47th street to E. 
48th street. E. 44th street from 
Drexel boulevard to Ellis avenue, 
E. 45th street from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Woodlawn avenue, and 



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E. 48th street from Drexel boule- 
vard to Ellis avenue. Said per- 
mit shall contain a condition that 
if the said W. V. Geary shall fail 
to clean said streets, or any of 
them, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works or if said water is 
used for any other purpose than 
street sprinkling he shall pay to 
the city the full rate for all 
water used from the date of the 
issuance of said permit, and if 
said W. V. Geary shall fail to 
comply with the conditions of 
said permit, the Mayor shall re- 
voke the same, and no other per- 
mit shall be issued to said W. V. 
Geary until all charges have been 
paid. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Amendment of Rule 44 of Council 
Rules of Procedure. 

Aid. Richert presented a resolu- 
tion amending Rule 44 of the Coun- 
cil Rules of Procedure. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said resolution. 

Aid. Richert moved to adopt said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Hdaly, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler^ Ellison, Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt,. Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipus, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said resolution 
as adopted: 

Resolved, That Rule 44 of the 
Rules of Procedure of this Council, 
as amended, be and the same is 
hereby further amended by strik- 
ing out the last paragraph of said 
rule and inserting the following 
in lieu thereof: 

"All matters authorizing or 
granting private uses or special 
privileges in any street, alley, 
public dock, pier or other public 
ground, or providing for the va- 
cation thereof, excepting fran- 
chises for public utilities, shall 
be referred by the respective 
Committees to which they have 
been referred for consideratior., 
to the Committee on Compensa- 
tion for the purpose of fixing the 
amount of compensation to be 
paid before such matters are re- 
ported to this Council by said 
committees." 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
authorizing the sale of condemned 
fire hose to The Cragin Elevators 
Company. 

Unanimous conseni was given iDv 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and .-aid 
order was passed, by yoas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 



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Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Jaijke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordep as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is author- 
ized and directed to sell to The 
Cragin Elevators Company five 
hundred (500) feet of 2% -inch 
condemned fire hose, with coup- 
lings, at fifteen (15c) cents per 
foot. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
Buck & Rayner for a refund of 
compensation, claim of The Heat 
Saver Company for a refund of ve- 
hicle license fee, claim of John T. 
Walbridge for a refund of dupli- 
cate payment of water rates, and 
claims of Mrs. Delia Bates and Mrs. 
Amelia Cleys for rebates of water 
rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to permit maintenance of 
shed, as at present constructed, in 
the Fourth Ward Yard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



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I 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Martin presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. J. McCarty to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 4247 
S. Ashland avenue. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to so con- 
duct the sewer construction work 
on Archer avenue, between S. 
Kedzie avenue and S. Central 
Park avenue, that the street car 
service may be maintained on the 
existing north track moved ap- 
proximately nine to ten feet to 
the north of said street, and to 
issue a permit to the street car 
company to so lay, maintain and 
operate said track, with proper 
connecting curves to the existing 
track, as now laid, just west of 
S. Kedzie avenue and just east 
of S. Central Park avenue. 

Aid. Doyle and Martin presented 
an order directing consideration of 
the question of appropriating the 
necessary money in the next an- 
nual appropriation bill for the erec- 
tion of an electric light substation 
in the vicinity of Archer and South 
Kedzie avenues, which w^as 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall police patrol boxes at the 
intersections of E. 59th street 
with Ellis, Woodlawn and Dor- 
chester avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby author'ized and directed 
to issue a permit to Michael 
Montague and Mrs. L. H. Frens- 
dorf,. president and secretary 
respectively of the Washington 
Improvement Association, au- 
thorizing the use of city water 
from fire hydrants, without cost, 
from April 1, 1915, to November 
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cleaning of the following streets : 
all those streets included . in the 
district bounded by Grand boule- 
vard, St. Lawrence avenue, E. 
47th street and E. 51st street; 
said permit to contain a condition 
that if said Washington Improve- 
ment Association shall fail to 
clean said streets, or any of them, 
to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works or if said water is used 
for any other purpose than street 
sprinkling they shall pay to the 
City the 'full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issu- 
ance of said permit, and ii saiu 
Washington Improvement Asso- 
ciation shall fail to comply with 
the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and 
no other permit shall be issued 
to said Washington Improvement 
Association until all charges have 
been paid. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to H. L. Scane to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 6321 Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Kimball presented a claim of 
Abe Nathan, administrator of the 
estate of Solomon Kohn, for a re- 
fund of water rates, and a claim of 
W. L. World for reimbursement of 
cost of installing sewer stub, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Aid. Merriam presented claims of 
Rees D. Jones and Tony Stein for 
rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross and Tyden presented 
an ordinance establishing widths 
of roadways of sundry streets. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Cross moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler. Powers, Fick. Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kiellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Linns. Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the width of the 
roadways on the following streets 
be, and the same is hereby estab- 
lished, at twenty-six (26) feet: 
Cornell avenue, East End avenue, 
Ridgeland avenue, Cregier avenue, 
Bennett avenue, and Euclid avenue, 
all between East 77th street and 
East 79th street, and E- 78th street 
between Stony Island avenue and 
Jeffery avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 



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be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Cross presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall gasoline lamps at Luella 
avenue and E. 92nd place, Luella 
avenue and E. 92nd street and E. 
92nd street between Luella ave- 
nue and E. 92nd place. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to cause 
the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany to plank the roadway over 
their right of way at E. 135th 
street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby' authorized and di- 
rected to remove the water meter 
now controlling the city water 
supply to the premises No. 9027 
Commercial avenue, for the rea- 
son that the said premises are 
composed of one residence apart- 
ment and one store, used as a 
printing and stationery shop, and 
that the printing machinery is 
operated' by electric power and is 
not to be operated in the future 
by water power. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to have a 
water supply pipe laid 180 feet 
south of E. 135th street in 
Mackinaw avenue; also in Mack- 
inaw avenue from E. 135th street 
to E. 134th street, provided the 
same will pay a permanent an- 
nual revenue of six cents per 
lineal foot. 

Aid. Cross presented a claim of 
Rev. F. M. Chodniewize for a refund 
of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cross presented an ordinance 
requiring the Calumet & South 



Chicago Railway Company to com- 
plete construction of an extension 
of its street railway in 87th street 
from South Chicago avenue to Com- 
mercial avenue on or before August 
1, .1915, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Tyden presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to "compel the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
Company to open across its right 
of way and plank the following 
streets so that they will be pass- 
able to the public: Oglesby ave- 
nue, Crandon avenue, Luella ave- 
nue, Paxton avenue, Cahokia ave- 
nue, Chappel avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to L. W. Wisz to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
cloth sign over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 2644 
E. 75th street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings, Health and 
Public Works be and they are 
hereby directed to issue free of 
charge all necessary permits for 
the erection of St. Joachim's 
School building at the southeast 
corner of E. 90th street and 
Langley avenue. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 



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155 



sented ail ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by 
Drexel avenue, Maryland avenue, 
East 87th street and East 86th 
street, in Block 5, William Ashton's 
Subdivision, W. %, S. W. %, Sec- 
tion 35-38-14 (John Dawney, bene- 
ficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Vanderbilt presented a claim 
of 0. H. Soots for a rebate of water 
rates,, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols and Klaus pre- 
sented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall an electric light on the west 
side of Laflin street, at the' al- 
ley north of W. Twelfth street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall electric light on W. 21st 
place between Loomis and Laflin 
streets. 

Aid. Klaus and McNichols pre- 
sented an order directing consider- 
ation of the establishment of a 
small park at the north end of the 
Tenth Ward, which was 

Referred- to the Special Park 
Commission. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. A. Baker to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 



edge of the sidewalk in front o" 
the premises known as 2284 Og- 
_ den; avenue.f Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all the rules 
and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a claim 
of the Crane Lumber Company for 
a decrease of water rates, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he hereby is authorized and di- 
rected to install a service pipe 
leading into the premises of the 
Bethany Bible School at 3435 W. 
Van Buren street; said pipe to 
be installed without cost and 
water to be furnished said school 
free of charge. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Heywood Brothers & 
Wakefield, to maintain a drive- 
way on the south side of Arth- 
ington street, about fifty (50) 
feet west of S. Rockwell street; 
said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Anderson presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit J. 
Liven to occupy premises at 3024 
West 12th street as at present con- 
structed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



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FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, The Legislature now in 
session in Springfield has under 
consideration amendments to the 
Public Utility Bill, designed to give 
to Chicago Home Rule and the con- 
trol of its public utilities; and. 

Whereas, This pending legisla- 
tion is of paramount interest to the 
people of the City of Chicago; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That it be the sense of 
this Council that each member of 
the City Council write at once to the 
representatives in the House and 
Senate in his District, and urge 
upon these representatives their un- 
qualified support of the amendment 
to the Public Utility Bill that will 
give Home Rule to the City of Chi- 
cago and control of public utilities 
by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Aid. Lawley and Smith presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to S. Spellens to erect and 
maintain a wire sign, 6 by 8 feet, 
over the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 2017 West 
Chicago avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Lawley and Smith presented 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of the east-and-west alley in 
the block bounded by West Huron 
street. North Leavitt street. North 
Oakley boulevard and West Supe- 
rior street, in Subdivision of Block 
7, Canal Trustees' Subdivision of 



Section 7-39-14 (Catholic Bishop of 
Chicago, beneficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Szymkowski presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to remove 
meter from premises known as 
1370 Milwaukee avenue arid to 
charge for water consumed there 
on a frontage basis. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Adam Kamprowski to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 1219 Dickson 
street. Said barber pole shall .be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts and Walkowiak pre- 
sented a claim of Albert Guzy for 
a refund of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy and Murray presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Harry Rosenblum to con- 



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struct and maintain a tin sign, 
2x3 feet, in front of premises 
known as 922 South Hermitage 
avenue. Said sign shall be con- 
structed and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Healy presented an order 
granting permission to the Ameri- 
can Posting Service to maintain and 
operate a iscale in the alley adjoining 
premises known as 757 West Jack- 
son boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented the 
following orders, which were, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall electric light at the sharp 
corner of West ISth street and 
Canalport avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a pe-r- 
mit to R. Levin to maintain a 
driveway at 713 West 14th street; 
said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Krause presented an amend- 
ment to The Chicago Code of 1911 
(by adding thereto Section 170a), to 
require billiard and pool halls to 
be closed between the hours of 9:00 
o'clock P. M. and 5 o'clock A. M., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
the followmg orders, which were, on 
motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
IS hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Society of Maria S. S. 
DeirUdienza to erect and main- 
tain a temporary bandstand for 
May 15th and 16th, at the south- 
west corner of West Oak and 
Cambridge streets. Said band- 
stand shall be erected and main- 
tamed in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to issue 
permits for the stringing of wires 
to St. Phillip's Church on Cam- 
bridge lavenue, Milton avenue and 
West Oak street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to West Division 
street, for May 15th and 16th, 
their regular festival days. 
Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
an order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to permit J. E. Sohar- 
mer to construct a frame side ad- 
dition to building at 416 West North 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Kjellander and Wallace pre- 
sented an order for paving all un- 
paved alleys between Barry avenue 
Wellington street, North Clark street 
and Broadway, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an ordi- 
nance establishing the width of the 



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roadway of Wolfram street from 
North Lincoln street to a point 286 
feet east thereof. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Haderlein moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
■ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley. Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Gapitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadway on 
Wolfram street, from the east line 
of Lincoln street to a point 286 feet 
east of the east line of Lincoln street 
be and the same is hereby estab- 
lished at twenty-eight (28) feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts 
of ordinances in conflict herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a combination fire alarm and 
police patrol box at the southeast 



corner of Belmont avenue and 
North Robey street. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an or- 
der directing the Gommissioner of 
Buildings to permit The Nollau & 
Wolff Mfg. Gompany to maintain and 
occupy lumber shed at 1705-19 Ful- 
lerton avenue as at present con- 
structed, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Buildings and Gity Hall. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to William D. Morant to erect 
and maintain a plumber's boiler 
sign in front of the premises 
known as 5413 North Glark street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Link presented an order di- 
recting consideration of the estab- 
lishment of a small park or play- 
ground in the 25th Ward, which was 

Referred to the Special Park Gom- 
mission. 

Aid. Gapitain presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to May Festival Association to 
place banner in West Randolph 
street from the Schiller Building 
at 58 W. Randolph street to the 
Henrici Building at 69 W. Ran- 
dolph street. Said banner shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of ^ the Department of 



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Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Pretzel presented an ordi- 
nance establishing the sidewalk line 
on the west side of North Western 
avenue from Touhy avenue to How- 
ard street. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawlev, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, LipDs, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in order to save 
shade trees the sidewalk line on the 
west side of North Western avenue 
from Touhy avenue to Howard 
street be and the same is hereby es- 
tablished at four (4) feet from the 
lot line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts 
of ordinances in conflict with this 
ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in effect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 



Aid. Pretzel presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit H. 
Schillon to construct a frame addi- 
tion to building at 4157 North Glare- 
mont avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Lipps presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Edward Niemeier to place 
and maintain a water trough at 
3700 North Western avenue and 
connect the same with the water 
supply pipe in North Western 
■avenue in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. Said 
trough shall be equipped with an 
automatic shut-off to prevent 
waste of water. The privileges 
hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings iand Health to permit 
Thomas Jasiniski to maintain and 
occupy flat in basement of building 
at 3035 North Central Park avenue 
as at present constructed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Dempsey presented orders for 
paving Ems street, from North 
Leavitt street to North Western 
avenue, North Leavitt street, from 
Wabansia avenue to Milwaukee 
avenue, Schubert avenue, from 
North Mozart street to North Fran- 
cisco avenue, and North Claremont 
and North Oakley avenues, from 



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West North avenue to Wabansla 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Iniprovements. 

Aid. Littler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Adolf Monsen to maintain 
two (2) driveways at 1800-1806 
North Campbell avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, 
governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Littler presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit main- 
tenance of buildings at 2100 North 
Robey street as at present con- 
structed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Littler presented a claim of 
John Ling for a refund of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to permit the Reiner Coal 
Company to maintain shed on prem- 
ises located at the southwest corner 
of West 58th and South Robey 
streets, as at present constructed, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 



is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to R. M. Eddy to maintain a 
driveway at 5022 Wentworth ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and 
work to be done according to the 
provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kearns presented a claim of 
Jacob Werer for compensation for 
injury to horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall combination police patrol 
and fire alarm boxes at the fol- 
lowing locations: southwest cor- 
ner of West 69th and Wallace 
streets and northeast corner of 
West 69th street and Stewart 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to compel the 
C. R. I. & P. Railroad Company to 
install drop lights under its sub- 
way at West 72nd street and 
Stewart avenue without delay. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to D. A. Erickson to erect and 
maintain a plumber's tank sign in 
front of the premises known as 
11043 Hale avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



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Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to M. Pavlick to connect with 
water main at S. Glaremont ave- 
nue and ex?tend east in W. 72nd 
street, a one-inch galvanized iron 
pipe, without meter, to supply 
premises known as No. 2248 W. 
72nd street. • 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of S. 
M. Meyers for ;a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health be 
and they are hereby directed to 
extend the time for the demolition 
of frame building damaged by fire 
at 547 West 69th street, for sixty 
days, until contracts for brick 
building can be let, as present use 
of building is greatly needed by 
owner. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for 
early completion of the Morgan Park 
High School at Park and South 
Fairfield avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order di- 
recting consideration of the " pur- 
chase of vacant property in the 
vicinity of South Aberdeen, South 
Morgan, West 74th and West 75th 
streets, for use as a park site, which 
was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
J. H. Hellweg for a refund of over- 
payment of vehicle license fee, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an 
ordinance establishing the width of 
the roadway of North Lockwood 
avenue from Augusta street to 
West Division street. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to pass 
said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Worner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadway of 
North Lockwood avenue, from 
Augusta street to Division street, be 
and the same is hereby established 
at twenty-eight (28) feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 



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and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a comhination fire alarm 
and police patrol box at the cor- 
ner of Fullerton and Mango ave- 
nues. 

Aid- Michaelson presented an or- 
der for an appropriation for the 
purchase of ground and the erec- 
tion of a building, to be used as a 
police station, at or near the cor- 
ner of West Chicago and North 
Central avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der for a water supply pipe in 
North Tripp avenue from Belmont 
avenue to Barry avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Buck presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to North West Side Lum- 
ber Company to construct and 
maintain three driveways across 
the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 4426 to 4438 W. North 
avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Buck presented an order 
amending an order passed May 3, 
1915, directing the Commissioner 
of Public Works to permit M. J. 
Peterson to tap water supply pipe. 

Aid. Buck moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently AM. Richert moved 
to reconsider the vote by which 
said order was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved that said 



order be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman presented the fol- 
lowing order, Which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, the Commis- 
sioner of Health and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works be 
and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue, free of 
charge, to the Anshe Kaneses 
Israel Congregation all permits 
necessary for the erection of a 
church building at 3411-19 
Douglas boulevard. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an 
order directing consideration of the 
establishment of a small park in 
the 35th Ward, which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Janke presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Mills & Son to erect 
and maintain a canvas sign across 
the sidewalk in front of the 
preihises known as 3656 West 
North avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Bill for Act Authorizing Establish- 
ment of Houses of Correction, 
Farm Colonies and Houses of 



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Shelter Either Inside or Outside 
Corporate Limits of Cities. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on a Bill 
for an Act to authorize cities to 
establish houses of correction, farm 
colonies and houses of shelter out- 
side of the corporate limits of such 
cities but within the same county, 
deferred and published May 3, 
1915, page 73. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to recommend said 
Bill to the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois for enactment into 
Law [Bill printed in Pamphlet No. 
.389]. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lefton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller^ Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, :^ellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, ' Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said Bill as 
recommended : 

A BILL 

For an Act to amend an Act entitled 
"An Act to authorize cities to 
establish houses of correction 
outside of the corporate limits 
and authorize the confinement of 
convicted persons therein," ap- 
proved June 11, 1897, in force 
July 1, 1897. 
Section 1. Be it enacted by the 

People of the State of Illinois, 



represented in the General As- 
sembly: That an Act approved 
June 11, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, 
entitled "An Act to authorize cities 
to establish houses of correction 
outside of the corporate limits and 
authorize the confinement of con- 
victed persons therein," be and the 
same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

An Act to authorize cities to 
establish houses of correction, 
farm colonies and houses of shel- 
ter within the corporate limits 
and outside of the corporate 
limits within the same county 
and authorize the confinement of 
convicted persons therein. 
Section 1. That it shall be law- 
ful for the municipal authorities of 
any city within this State to pur- 
chase, own and control so much 
land within the incorporate limits 
of such city or outside and within 
the same county as such city may 
require, for the purpose of estab- 
lishing thereon a house of correc- 
tion and other buildings or appur- 
tenances thereto, and for the pur- 
pose of establishing a farm colony 
and a house of shelter, which shall 
be used for the confinement and 
punishment of criminals or persons 
sentenced or committed thereto 
under the provisions of this act, or 
any law of this State, or ordinance 
of any city or village, authorizing 
the confinement of convicted per- 
sons in any such house of correc- 
tion, farm colony or house of shel- 
ter. 

And when such land is purchased 
and house of correction, farm col- 
ony or house of shelter established 
by any such city outside of the 
corporate limits thereof, such city 
and the municipal authorities 
thereof shall have full and complete 
police powers over such lands and 
territory surrounding the same as 
is now conferred by law upon in- 
corporated cities, towns and vil- 
lages within this State over terri- 
tory lying within the corporate 
limits thereof. 



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Condemnation of Easement for 
Street Purposes, in Connection 
with Widening of South Canal 
Street. 

Aid. Geiger moved to proceed to ' 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Railway Terminals 
on an ordinance directing the Cor- 
poration Counsel to institute pro- 
ceedings to condemn an easement 
for street purposes, in and to a strip 
of land along the east line of South 
Canal street, deferred and pub- 
lished May 3, 1915, page 73. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Geiger moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
362]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
OToole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That for the purpose 
of widening South Canal street in 
the City of Chicago, the Corpora- 
tion Counsel of the City of Chicago 
is hereby directed to at once com- 
mence and prosecute a condemna- 
tion proceeding or proceedings for 



the acquirement by the City of Chi- 
cago of a perpetual easement for 
street purposes in and to a strip of 
land east of and adjacent to the 
present east line of South Canal 
street, twenty (20) feet in width 
from east to west, over and across 
the following described property, 
to -wit : 

All of the north one hundred 
twenty - seven and one-half 
(1271/2) feet of lot sixteen (16 > 
-oif Peck's subdivision lof block 
sixty-one (61), except the north 
fifty-five and one-half (55^2) feet 
■thereof, and sub-lot one (1) of the 
subdivision of lot seventeen (17) 
and the south ten (10) feet of 
lots fifteen (15) and sixteen {i6) 
of said Peck's subdivision of said 
block sixty-one (61) ; and also 
the west twenty-two and one-half 
(221/2) feet of the south one hun- 
dred (100) feet of said lot seven- 
teen (17), being also known as 
sub-lot two (2) of said subdivi- 
sion of said lot seventeen (17) 
and the south ten (10) feet of 
lots fifteen (15) and sixteen (16) 
in said Peck's subdivision of said 
block sixty-one (61), all in School 
Section Addition to the City of 
Chicago, situated in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, 

which aforesaid property is hereby 
declared to be useful, advantageous, 
desirable and necessary to the City 
of Chicago for the said purpose of 
widening said South Canal street. 

That the said Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to file 
a petition or petitions in the Su- 
perior Court of Cook County in the 
name of the City of Chicago praying 
that steps may be taken to ascer- 
tain the just compensation to be 
made for the aforesaid private 
property to be taken or damaged for 
the aforesaid street purposes. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



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MOTION TO TAKE FROM FILE AND RE- 
COMMIT. 

Aid. Richert moved that the 
claims of Peter Bartzen and Louis 
T. Schuberth, placed on file March 
29, 1915, be taken from file and re- 



referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned. 





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JOURNAL 

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PROCEEDINGS 

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OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 






Regular Meeting, Monday, May 17, 1915. 
2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Coughlin, Ken- 
na, Norris, DePriest, Stern, Werner, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Martin, 
Nance, McGormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Cross, Tyden, Block, Vander- 
bilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, An- 
derson, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, El- 
lison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Janke. 



Absent— Aid. Smith, Murray and 
McDermott. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 

. JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proc(!edings 
of the regular meeting held Monday, 
May 3, 1915, at 7:30 o'clock P. M., 
and the printed record of the special 



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meeting held Monday, May 10, 1915, 
at 2:30 o'clock P. M., as submitted 
by the Clerk, as the Journals of the 
Proceedings of said meetings, and 
to dispense with the reading of the 
same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Worlds and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 

The Clerk presented a report sub- 
mitted by His Honor the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of Correction during the 
week ended May 15, 1915, together 
with the cause of each release, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Veto of Order for Removal of Water 
Meter. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor,") 
Chicago, May 17, 1915.] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith 
without my approval an order 
passed by your Honorable Body at 
its meeting of May 10, 1915, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to have water meter removed 
from the premises known as 1809 
Federal street, for the reason that 
the revenue derived by meter rate 
would amount to more than by 
frontage rate. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed^ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, vetoed 
by His Honor the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto of Order for Permit for Sign 
Across Sidewalk in "Loop" District. i 

ALSO, ! 

The following veto message: 
Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 15, 19 15. J | j 
To the Honorable, the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, 
without my approval, an order 
passed by your Honorable Body on 
May 3, 1915, and appearing on page 
74 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council of that 
date, whereby the Commissioner of 
Public Works is directed to issue 
a permit to Kraut & Dohnal to erect 
and maintain a wooden sign across 
the sidewalk in front of premises 
at 325 South Clark street. 

My reason for withholding my ap- 
proval of said order is that it is 
contrary to the policy, adopted some 
time ago and now being enforced, 
of compelling the removal of all 
obstructions and projecting signs in 
the downtown district. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said order was 
passed be reconsidered and that the 
same be placed on file. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, ve- 
toed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto of Order for Permit for Illu- 
minated Sign. 

also. 
The following veto message: 
Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 17, 1915. J 
To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — I herewith return, 
without my approval, an order 



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passed by your Honorable Body on 
May 3, 1915, and appearing on page 
74 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council of that 
. date, directing the Commissioner of 
; Public Works to issue a permit to 
John Paris to erect and maintain 
a gas-illuminated sign in front of 
the premises at 612 South Wabash 
avenue. 

My reason for withholding my ap- 
proval of said order is that the 
right to erect and maintain illu- 
minated signs over sidewalks and 
other public places is controlled by 
ordinance, Sections 849 to 855 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 containing 
ample provisions for same in all 
cases where such signs are to be 
permitted. 

An application should be made 
as required in Section 852, and such 
signs should be erected in conform- 
ity with the provisions of the sec- 
tions above referred to, in which 
event no special council order will 
be necessary. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said order was 
passed be reconsidered and that the 
same be placed on file. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, ve- 
toed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto of Resolution Continuing Rail- 
way Terminal Commission. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 
Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 15, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen— At the regular meet- 
mg held May 3, 1915, your Honor- 
able Body passed a resolution which 



appears on pages 89 and 90 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the 
City Council of that date, whereby 
it was resolved that the life of the 
Railway Terminal Commission be 
continued for the council year 1915- 
16, in accordance with the terms 
of the resolution of May 25, 1914, 
and it was further resolved that 
the compensation of the chairman 
of said commission be paid for the 
month of April, 1915, and succeed- 
ing months, in accordance with an 
agreement existing or which may 
exist between John F. Wallace and 
the Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals; and the City Treasurer and 
City Comptroller are ordered in said 
resolution to pay such compensa- 
tion from appropriations for the 
Committee on Railway Terminals. 

The said resolution is, in effect, 
more than an expression of opinion 
or direction of the City Council. If 
the provisions of same are to be 
enforced, it should be passed in the 
form of an order, and it may be 
possible that it would require an 
ordinance so as to render effective 
that part of same which provides 
for payment to Mr. Wallace, since 
the appropriation in the annual 
appropriation ordinance may not be 
sufficient. 

I am advised by the Corporation 
Counsel that it is at least doubtful 
whether the City Council can law- 
fully act on such a matter by way 
of resolution, and that it is like- 
wise doubtful whether any resolu- 
tion which the Council may pass 
within its powers is subject to veto 
by the Mayor. 

In order that there may be no 
misunderstanding in regard to this 
matter or similar matters in the 
future, and in order that no claim, 
based on the theory that this reso- 
lution is a valid legislative act, may 
be asserted, I herewith return the 
said resolution without my ap- 
proval. 

It is my understanding that, in 
order to be of binding force on any 
officer of the city, the directions 
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have to be passed in the form of an 
ordinance or order, subject to the 
veto power of the Mayor. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said resolution 
was passed be reconsidered, and that 
the same be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Railway Terminals for ap- 
propriate action. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said resolution, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to refer said 
resolution to the Committee on 
Railway Terminals. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 
Appomtment of Commissioner of 
Public Welfare. 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 17, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Mrs. Louise 
Osborne Rowe to be Commissioner 
of Public Welfare, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Hon- 
orable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

Aid. McCormick moved to refer 
said appointment to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Healy moved to lay on the 
table the motion to refer. 

Aid. Buck raised the point of 
order that under Rule 46 of the 
Council's rules of procedure, the 
communication concerning said ap- 
pointment should, unless by unani- 
mous consent, be referred to a 
committee. 



The Chair declared the point of 
order not well taken. 

Aid. Buck appealed from the de- 
cision of the Chair. 

The question being put, "Shall 
the decision of the Chair be sus- 
tained?", the vote thereon was as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Nance, Cross, Van- 
derbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Kerner, Anderson, Law- 
ley, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Healy, 
Bowler, Fick, Miller, Krause, Bauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Mich- 
aelson, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 51. 

Nays — McCormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Tyden, Kennedy, Buck — 6. 

The question next being put on ' 
the motion to lay on the table, the 
motion prevailed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Cross, Van- 
derbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Ray, Anderson, Lawley, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Bowler, Fick, Miller, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 50. 

Nays — Nance, McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Merriam, Tyden, Rodriguez, 
Krause, Watson, Kennedy, Buck — 
10. 

The question next being put on 
the motion to concur in said ap- 
pointment, the motion prevailed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Cross, 



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Tyden, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, G'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 54.' 

Nays — McGormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Rodriguez, Kennedy, Buck — 6. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Members of Board 
of Local Improvements. 

Office of the Mayor, [ 
Chicago, May 17, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the law I hereby appoint the fol- 
lowing as members of the Board of 
Local Improvements: 

August W. Miller to succeed Fred 
Burkhard, 

David W. Clark to succeed Joseph 
L Novak, 

and respectfully ask the concurrence 
of your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur In the 
foregoing appointments. 

The motion prevailed (Aid. Mc- 
Cormick, Merriam, Rodriguez, Ken- 
nedy and Buck desiring to be re- 
corded as voting "No"). 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Appointment of Inspector of 

Weights and Measures. 

Office of the Mayor,| 

Chicago, May 17, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 

the law I hereby appoint Morris 

EUer to be Inspector of Weights 



and Measures, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Fick moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed (Aid. Mc- 
Cormick, Merriam, Rodriguez, Ken- 
nedy and Buck desiring to be re- 
corded as voting "No."). 

Approval of Official Bonds. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
official bonds as follows: 

Official bond of August W. Miller 
as a member of the Board of Local 
Improvements, in the penal sum of 
$25,000.00, with Louis C. Kuhnert, 
the Hartford Accident and Indem- 
nity Company and The Aetna Acci- 
dent and Liability Company, as 
sureties; 

Official bond of David W. Clark as 
a member of the Board of Local 
Improvements, in the penal sum of 
$25,000.00, with the Hartford Acci- 
dent and Indemnity Company and 
The Aetna Accident and Liability 
Company, as sureties; and 

Official bond of Morris Eller as 
Inspector of Weights and Measures, 
in the penal sum lof $5,000.00, with 
0. W. Hunoke and the Southern 
Surety Company, as sureties. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
bonds. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, McNich- 
ols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Ray, Anderson, Lawley, Rod- 
riguez, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, 
Healy, Bowler, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
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Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. 
OToole. Wm. J. Lynch. Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea. Fisher. Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 



CITli^ CLERK. 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his oflBce 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 

Office of the City Clerk,| 
CHia\GO, May 17, 1915. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds, under ordinances, filed in this 
office : 

Monighan Machine Works: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond. Ordinance of 
March 29. 1915: switch track; filed 
April 21, 1915. 

The Pullman Company: Accep- 
tance and Bond, Ordinance of March 

29. 1915; pipes under Uith street; 
filed May 4. 1915. 

Selz, Schwab & Co. : Acceptance 
and Bond. Ordinance of March 29, 
1915: vault under alley; filed April 

30, 1915. 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. 
Co. : Bond, under ordinance of May 
26. 1913. for additional tracks; filed 
May 17, 1915. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed^ John Siman, 

City Clerk. 

ALSO, 

The following proclamation, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 



"Children's Day" Proclamation. 

Office of the Mayor,| 
CHia\G0, May 10, 1915.J 

Where.\s, There are in the City 
of Chicago many poor children, who 
from force of circumstances, are 
compelled to act in the capacity of 
newsboys, etc., in order to eke out 
a meager existence, and 

Whereas, It has been the usual 
custom during the last thirty years, 
through the benevolence of our 
newspapers and citizens in general, 
to give these children an outing 
picnic. The same will be given this 
year under the auspices of the Vol- 
unteers of America, at Washington 
Park, and 

Where-\s, The 24th day of June 
has this year been selected as the 
day for holding said annual picnic. 

Therefore: I, William Hale 
Thompson, Mayor of the City of 
Chicago, do hereby proclaim the 
24th day of June as Children's Day. 
and earnestly recommend its ob- 
servance to the citizens at large. I 
call upon them to support the pro- 
ject of giving the children of Chi- 
cago a happy day's outing among 
the trees and flowers of one of our 
city parks, thus bringing into many 
clouded lives some of the gladness 
and sunshine so freely enjoyed by 
children in happier circumstances. 

Furthermore: I appoint Major 
General Edward Fielding to be the 
Director General of the day. 
( Signed ^ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

ALSO, 

A notification from the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany of its inability to purchase 
certain property described as the 
West 30 feet of the East 75 feet of 
Lot 10 in Block 14 of "Rogers 
Park", required by an ordinance 
passed July 11. 1910, to be dedicated 
as part of Southport avenue, and 
requesting the City of Chicago to 
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for the acquirement of said prop- 
erty, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

ALSO, 

, A communication from the White 
City District Council of the Wood, 
Wire, and Metal Lathers' Interna- 
tional Union, in reference to the 
alleged employment of non-union 
labor on work being done on the 
recreation pier at the foot of Grand 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Wo- 
man's City Club, urging the defeat 
of certain Bills pending in the State 
Legislature for the creation of a 
State Board of censorship of mo- 
tion pictures, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

A petition from certain persons 
requesting a denial of consideration 
of a certain petition heretofore 
presented, for annexation to the 
City of Chicago of certain territory 
in the Town of Stickney, considera- 
tion of which w^as 

Temporarily deferred. 

ALSO, 

A petition of Peter A. Anderson, 
verified by affidavit, contesting the 
election of W. E. Rodriguez as Ald- 
erman of the 15th Ward, said peti- 
tion containing a statement of the 
points on which said election will 
be contested, which petition, to- 
gether with proof of service, was 
filed in the office of the City Clerk 
May 12, 1915; which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

A claim of Edw^ard W. Kearney 
for salary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, con- 
taining a list of persons to whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 
since the last preceding meeting of 
the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

Duplicate Pay Rolls. 

The Clerk presented duplicate 
pay rolls submitted by the City 
Comptroller for the month of April, 
1915, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF GAS AND 
ELECTRICITY. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity, which was, together with 
the ordinance transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light : 

Department of Gas and Elec- 
tricity, 
Chicago, May 15, 1915. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Shading of Street Lamps. 

Gentlemen — This department has 
been experiencing considerable 
trouble on account of requests made 
by citizens for the shading of var- 
ious types of street lamps that are 
in service, and in many instances 
objections have been made to these 
shades when they are placed in ser- 
vice, as they decrease the illumina- 
tion on the street. 

The attached ordinance regulat- 
ing the erection of these shades, 
which was prepared by the Cor- 
poration Counsel at my request, is 



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submitted herewith for considera- 
tion by your Honorable Body. I 
would respectfully recommend that 
proper Council action be taken upon 
this ordinance to relieve the diffi- 
culty encountered by the depart- 
ment in this connection. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ray Palmer, 

Commissioner. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC 
SERVICE. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Public Ser- 
vice, which was, together with the 
report transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Gas, Oil 
and Electric Light: 

Department of Public Service,} 
Chicago, May 17, 1915. | 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in Council As- 
sembled: 

Gas Report — Month of April. 

Gentlemen — I transmit here- 
with the report of the Bureau of 
Gas for the month of April. Con- 
tinued diminished value in the gas 
supply is indicated by the tests 
made. 

During 1914, the average candle 
power of the gas supplied was 23.76 
candles. 

The average heat value was 683 
B. T. U. 

For the first four months of 1915, 
the average candle power has been 
22.7, a decrease of one candle, 
nearly 5%. 

The average heat value has been 
674 B. T. U., a decrease of 9 B. T. 
U., or 1.4%. 

A study of the results obtained 
by the several analyses made seems 
to indicate that the falling off is 
due to an excess of air admitted to 
the inlet of the purifiers for the 
purpose of revivifying the oxide. 

During October, November and 



December, the average percentage 
of oxygen indicated by analysis 
was slightly under .6%. During 
January, February, March and 
April, the average percentage indi- 
cated is .85% with a closely re- 
lated increase in the nitrogen, for 
April, 1% of oxygen. The resulting 
decrease in candle power corres- 
ponds closely with the losses pre- 
dicated by the experience of gas 
engineers in dealing with a well 
carburetted water gas. 

The admission of a small per- 
cent of air at the inlet of the puri- 
fiers is part of the established prac- 
tice of gas manufacture and should 
not be made the basis of sensational 
complaints, but where an excess of 
air is admitted, it diminishes the 
candle power in a much greater 
proportion, the heat value in a uni- 
form ratio by dilution. 

The attention of the gas com- 
pany management has been called 
to the matter and an improvement 
is hoped for during the present 
month. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. Ferry, 

Commissioner of Public Service. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, 
which was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Finance : 

Public Telephone Booths — 9th and 
11th Floor Corridors of City Hall. 

Department of Public Works,") 
Chicago, May 17, 1915.] 
To the Honorable, Mayor atnd City 

Council: 

Gentlemen — The Clerk of the 
Municipal Court has made request 
that telephone booths be provided 
for the accommodation of the gen- 
eral public in the north and south 
ends of the 9th and 11th fioor cor- 
ridors of the City Hall Building; 



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these telephones to be pay stations, 
and the woodwork of the booths to 
be in keeping with the finish of the 
corridors. 

Should this meet with the ap- 
proval of your honorable body, re- 
quest is respectfully made that au- 
thority be granted the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to have the 
service installed as requested. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ghas. W. Kallal, 

City Architect. 
also, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith 
referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Commissioner's Office,' V 

Chicago, May 15, 1915.J 

The Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with 
order under date of May 3, 1915 
shown on page 100 of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council of that 
date, this department instructed the 
Commonwealth Edison Company to 
remove the pole in the alley north 
of West 59th street, between South 
Hoyne and South Seeley avenues for 
a distance of five feet east of its 
present location in order to permit 
the installation of a switch track. 

I am in receipt of a reply from 
the Attorneys of the Commonwealth 
Edison Company which I transmit 
herewith. The Commonwealth Edi- 
son Company's attorneys refuse to 
remove the pole in question on the 
ground that it conflicts with no pub- 
lic improvement. 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) w. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



CORPORATION COUNSEL. 



. The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Corporation Counsel, which was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary : 

Change in Ward Boundaries to In- 
clude Territory Recently Annexed 
to City of Chicago. 

Law Department,] 
Chicago, May 17, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— On May 3, 1915, an 
ordinance annexing certain terri- 
tory m the northwestern part of the 
city adjoining Caldwell's Reserva- 
tion was passed by your Honorable 
Body. We are advised that the said 
ordinance has since been signed by 
the Mayor. This completes all the 
formalities necessary to render this 
annexation effective, and the said 
territory is now a part of the City 
of Chicago. 

The purpose of this letter is to 
call your attention to the fact that 
It will be necessary to amend the 
present ordinance defining the 
boundaries' of the wards in order 
to include the same within one or 
more of the wards of the city. 

The Board of Election Commis- 
sioners, through its attorney, stated 
to the writer that it would provide 
facilities for voting to legal voters 
residing on that territory for the 
forthcoming election. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Leon Hornstein, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 
(Signed) Richard S. Folsom, 

Corporation Counsel. 



GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF 
POLICE. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication, submitted by 
the General Superintendent of 
Police, which was, together with 



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the report transmitted therewith, 
ordered placed on file: 

Report of Criminal Complaints. 

Office of the General Super- 
intendent OF Police, 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body on April 8, 1915, I transmit 
herewith a report for the month of 
April, 1915, showing the number of 
criminal complaints received during 
that month, and the disposition of 
the cases. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) C. G. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 

also, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the re- 
port transmitted therewith, ordered 
placed lon file: 

Office of the General Super-] 

intendent of police, v 

Chicago, May 17, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body on October 19, 1914, I trans- 
mit herewith a list of fifty-one rob- 
beries, four attempted robberies 
and one robbery report which was 
proved false upon investigation. 

Six arrests were made in cases 
of robberies reported during the 
past week. Arrests were also made 
in five of the cases previously re- 
ported. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) C C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Board of Education, which was 
referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary: 



Rates of Speed of Vehicles Near 
School Buildings. 

Board of Education,| 
Chicago, May 12, 1915.| 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — We are directed by 
the Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds of the Board to request 
the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service of the City 
Council to recommend the passage 
of an ordinance by the City Council 
for the regulating of speed of 
vehicles in the vicinity of school 
buildings; speed to be limited t 
seven miles per hour in passing 
school buildings, and this speed to 
apply to all classes of vehicles; said 
ordinance also to provide for the 
placing of suitable signs a block 
distant from each school building 
on all streets passing school build- 
ings. 

Yours respectfully. 
Board of Education of the City 
OF Chicago, 



(Signed) 

Attest : 
(Signed) 



By M. J. Collins, 

President. 



L. E. Larson, 
Secretary. 



ALSO, 



Sundry requests submitted by the 
Board of Education, as follows : 

Request for authority to condemn 
property fronting on Cortez street, 
North Keeler avenue, North Kildare 
avenue and Thomas street, for a 
new school site; and 

Requests for an appropriation of 
$10,000.00 for preparation of plans 
for an addition to the Lake High 
School building, for an appropria- 
tion of $55,000.00 for the comple- 
tion of the Morgan Park High 
School building, and for an appro- 
priation of $10,000.00 to clear up 
outstanding liabilities on contracts 
of the Morgan Park High School 
District; which were 

Referred to the Committee on 



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Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 

ALSO, 

A communication and an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation 
of a north-and-south alley running 
north from Foster avenue in the 
block bounded by North Ashland 
avenue, Farragut avenue, Foster 
avenue and North Paulina street, 
in B. R. De Young's Subdivision, in 
Mount Pleasant, N. E. 14, Section 
7-40-14 (Board of Education, bene- 
ficiary), which were 

Referred • to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



BOARD OF LOCAL LMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication and order sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements : 

Laying of Water Supply Pipes in 
Certain Streets in Advance 
of Paving. 
Board of Local Improvements,] 
Chicago, May 17, 1915!j 
To the Honorable Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Members of the 
City Council, City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen— Attached hereto find 
list of streets, in addition to those 
heretofore submitted to you, for 
which we have had assessments 
confirmed for paving, and therefore 
respectfully ask the passage of the 
accompanying order : 

"Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to lay and extend the 
necessary water mains, in advance 
of paving, in the following streets, 
and charge the cost thereof to the 
water fund: 

Byron street, from Leavitt street 
to Claremont avenue; 

Drake avenue, from Kinzie street 
to Franklin boulevard; 

Dickens avenue, from Crawford 
avenue to Hamlin avenue; 



Diversey avenue, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to Crawford avenue; 

47th street, from Western ave- 
nue to 550 feet east of Oakley 
avenue; 

Grand avenue, from Halsted street 
to Noble street; 

Green Bay avenue, from .89th 
street to Harbor avenue; 

Hamilton avenue, from Bross 
avenue to 35th street; 

Junior Terrace, from Clarendon 
avenue to Hazel street; 

Leclaire avenue, from Augusta 
street to Division street; 

LeMoyne street, from Leavitt 
street to California avenue; 

95th street, from Commercial 
avenue to 534 feet east of South 
Chicago avenue; 

19th street, from Rockwell street 
to 93 feet east of Washtenaw ave- 
nue; 

Princeton avenue, from Archer 
avenue to 26th street; 

76th street, from Vincennes ave- 
nue to Wentworth avenue; 

32nd street, from Ashland ave- 
nue to Paulina street; 

32nd place, from Morgan street 
to Waterville street; 

Houston avenue, from 131st street 
to Brainard avenue; 

Baltimore avenue, from 131st 
street to 132nd street; 

Brainard avenue, from Baltimore 
avenue to Houston avenue; 

131st street, from Baltimore ave- 
nue to Carondolet avenue; 

133rd street, from Baltimore ave- 
nue to Houston avenue; 

134th street, from Baltimore ave- 
nue to Houston avenue; 

77th street, from Racine avenue 
to Morgan street; 

May street, from 76th street to 
77th street; 

Carpenter street, from 76th street 
to 77th street; 

85th street, from Maryland ave- 
nue to Drexel avenue; 



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86th street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Drexel avenue; 

Drexel avenue, from 85th street 
to 86th street; 

Ada street, from 71st street to 
74th street; 

71st place, from Ada street to 
24 feet east of Ada street; 

72nd street, from Ada street to 
24 feet east of Ada street; 

72nd place, from Ada street to 
24 feet east of Ada street; 

73rd street, from Ada street to 
Racine avenue; 

73rd place, from Laflin street to 
24 feet east of Ada street." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

President, Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, SteT-n, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedv, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson,* Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

Lists of assessment rolls filed in 
the County Court May 3 and May 
10, for final hearing May 21 and 
May 28. 1015, respectively, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys : 

Paving With Brick Irving Park 
Boulevard from Milwaukee Aa^c- 
nue to \orth Maynard Avenue. 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF 
LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the . 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer catchbasins, constructing 
and connecting catchbasin inlets, 
constructing new brick catchbasins 
complete, curbing with sandstone 
curbstones supported at each joint 
by one and one-half (iy2) cubic 
feet of Portland cement concrete, 
grading and paving with vitrified 
paving brick on two (2) inches of 
sand and six (6) inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, joints filled 
with Portland cement grout, sur- 
face dressed with one-fourth (%) 
of an inch of sand, the roadway of 
Irving Park boulevard from the 
southwesterly line of Milwaukee 
avenue produced southeasterly to a 
line parallel with and ten (10) feet 
west of the east line of North May- 
nard avenue (except that part of 
said roadway 1.4 feet in width on 
each side of and adjoining the street 
railway rights of way, which shall 
be improved by grading and paving 
with granite blocks on one (1) inch 
of Portland cement mortar and six 
(6) inches of Portland cement con- 
crete, joints filled with Portland 
cement grout, surface dressed with 
one-fourth (^/d) of an inch of sand), 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said Irving 
Park boulevard between said points 



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179 



(except the north one-half of Irv- 
ing Park iboulevard from the center 
line of Long avenue to the center 
line of North Central avenue and 
except that part lof the intersection 
of Lawler avenue from a line par- 
allel with and eight (8) feet south 
of the north line to the north line 
of Irving Park boulevard and ex- 
cept that part of the intersection of 
Leclaire avenue from a line parallel 
with and eighteen (18) feet south of 
the north line to the north line of 
Irving Park boulevard and except 
that part of the intersection of 
North Leamington avenue from a 
line parallel with and fifteen (15) 
feet south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boulevard 
and except that part of the inter- 
section of North Lockwood avenue 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet south of the north line to 
the north line of Irving Park boule- 
vard produced west, and except that 
part of the intersections of North 
Laramie avenue and North Cicero 
avenue from the south curb line to 
the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard, and also except street railway 
rights of way thereon between said 
points, which rights of way are by 
the ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in re- 
pair by the companies owning, oper- 
ating and controlling the same), in 
the City of Chic'ago, iCounty of Cook 
and State of Illinois, together with 
an estimate of the cost of said im- 
provement, and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance and the 
making of the improvement con- 
templated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

Geo. a. Schilling, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Fred Burkhard, 
Frank Si ma, 
Joseph I. Novak, 

Board of Local Improvements of 
the City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, May 17, Ai D. 
1915. 



estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, and 
to the Mayor and Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago in City 
Comacil Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, hav- 
ing adopted a resolution that the 
roadway of Irving Park boulevard 
from the southwesterly line of Mil- 
waukee avenue produced south- 
easterly to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east line 
of North Maynard avenue (except 
that part of said roadway 1.4 feet 
in width on each side of and ad- 
joining the street jr ail way .rights 
of way, which shall be improved by 
gradin^g and paving with granite 
blocks on one (1) inch of Port- 
land cement mortar and six (6) 
inches of Portland cement con- 
crete, joints filled with Port- 
land cement grout, surface dressed 
with one-fourth (%) of an inch 
of sand), and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of said Irving Park boulevard 
between said points (except the 
north one-half of Irving Park 
boulevard from the center line of 
Long avenue to the center line of 
North Central avenue, and except 
that part of the intersection of 
Lawler avenue from a line parallel 
with and eight (8) feet south of the 
north line to the north line of 
Irving Park boulevard, and except 
that part of the intersection of Le- 
claire avenue from a line parallel 
with and eighteen (18) feet south 
of the north line to the north line 
of Irving Park boulevard, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersection 
of North Leamington avenue from a 
line parallel with and fifteen (15) 
feet south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boulevard 
and except that part of the inter- 
section of North Lockwood avenue 
from a line parallel with and ten 
(10) feet south of the north line to 



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the north line of Irving Park boule- 
vard produced west, and except that 
part of the intersections of North 
Laramie avenue and North Cicero 
avenue from the south curb line to 
the south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard, and also except street railway 
rights of way thereon between said 
points, which rights of way are by 
the ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in re- 
pair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), 
and presented to the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago a recom- 
mendation that such local improve- 
ment be made, I hereby submit an 
estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, including labor and ma- 
terials, viz. : 
Sandstone curbstones 

supported at each joint 

by 11/2 cubic feet of 

Portland cement con- 
crete, 15,230 lineal 

feet at 80 cents $ 12,184.00 

Grading, 14,000 cubic 

yards, at 50 cents 7,000.00 

Paving with granite 

blocks on one (1) inch 

of Portland cement 

mortar and six (6) 

inches of Portland 

cement concrete, joints 

filled with Portland 

cement grout, surface 

dressed with one- 
fourth ( 1/4 ) of an inch 

of sand, 2,300 square 

yards at $4.25 9,775.00 

Paving with vitrified 

paving brick on two 

(2) inches of sand and 

six (6) inches of Port- 
land cement concrete, 

joints filled with Port- 
land cement grout, 

surface dressed with 

one-fourth (%) of an 

inch of sand, 25,800 

square yards at $2.65 68,370.00 
Constructing new brick 

catchbasins complete, 

65 at $57.00 3,705.00 

Adjusting sewer catch- 
basins and construct- 



ing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets 3,966.00 



Total $105,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Dated, Chicago, May 17, A. D. 
1915. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — adjusting 
sewer catchbasins, constructing 
and connecting catchbasin inlets, 
constructing new brick catch- 
basins complete, curbing, grad- 
ing and paving of the roadway 
of Irving Park boulevard from 
the southwesterly line of Milwau- 
kee avenue produced southeast- 
erly to a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet west of the east 
line of North Maynard avenue, 
and also the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of said Irving Park boulevard 
between said points (except the 
north one-half {'V2) of Irving 
Park boulevard from the center 
line of Long avenue to the center 
line of North Central avenue, and 
except that part of the intersec- 
tion of Lawler avenue from a line 
parallel with and eight (8) feet 
south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boule- 
vard, and except that part of the 
intersection of Leclaire avenue 
from a line parallel with and 
eighteen (18) feet south of the 
north line to the north line of 
Irving Park boulevard, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersection 
of North Leamington avenue 
from a line parallel with and fif- 
teen (15) feet south of the north 
line to the north line of Irving 



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Park boulevard, and except that 
part of the intersection of North 
Lockwood avenue from a line 
parallel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boule- 
vard produced west, and except 
that part of the intersections of 
North Laramie avenue and North 
Cicero avenue from the south 
curb line to the south line of Irv- 
ing Park boulevard, and also ex- 
cept street railway rights of way 
thereon between said points, 
which rights of way are by the 
ordinances granting them re- 
quired to be paved and kept in 
repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the 
same), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, the nature, charac- 
ter, locality and description of 
which local improvement is as fol- 
lows, to wit : 

That the roadway of Irving Park 
boulevard from the southwesterly 
line of Milwaukee avenue produced 
southeasterly to a line parallel with 
and ten (10) feet west of the east 
line of North Maynard avenue, the 
width of said roadway being hereby 
established at forty-eight (48) feet, 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said Irv- 
ing Park boulevard between said 
points, except as hereinafter spe- 
cifically provided, be and the same 
are hereby ordered improved as fol- 
lows : 

The best quality of sandstone 
curbstones shall be set on edge 
along their length on each side of 
the roadway of said Irving Park 
boulevard between said points (ex- 
cept the north one-half (1/2) of 



Irving Park boulevard from the 
center line of Long avenue to the 
center line of North Central ave- 
nue, and also except across the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys between said points), in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curbstones shall be par- 
allel with and twenty-four (24) 
feet from the respective section 
lines running east and west on 
Irving Park boulevard; and the best 
quality of sandstone curbstones 
shall be set on edge along their 
length on each side of the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and al- 
leys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of said Irving Park boulevard 
between said points (except the 
north one-half {V2) of Irving Park 
boulevard from the center line of 
Long avenue to the center line of 
North Central avenue, and except 
that part of the intersection of 
Lawler avenue from a line parallel 
with and eight (8) feet south of the 
north line to the north line of Irv- 
ing Park boulevard, and except that 
part of the intersection of Leclaire 
avenue from a line parallel with 
and eighteen (18) feet south of the 
north line to the north line of Irv- 
ing Park boulevard, and except that 
part of the intersection of North 
Leamington avenue from a line 
parallel with and fifteen (15) feet 
south of the north line to the north 
line of Irving Park boulevard, and 
except that part of the intersection 
of North Lockwood avenue from a 
line parallel with and ten (10) feet 
south of the north line to the north 
line of Irving Park boulevard pro- 
duced west, and except that part of 
the intersections of North Laramie 
avenue and North Cicero avenue 
from the south curb line to the 
south line of Irving Park boule- 
vard), in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curbstones 
shall conform with the curb line 
on each side of all said intersecting 
streets and in such a manner that 
the back of the curbstones shall 
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duced on each side of all said inter- 
secting alleys between said points. 

Said curbstones shall be five (5) 
feet long, eighteen (18) inches deep 
and six (6) inches thick after being 
dressed with the top edge straight, 
full and square. Each curbstone 
shall be neatly dressed on its top 
surface, and on its roadway face for 
the space of fourteen (14) inches 
down from the top, and on its 
back for the space of three (3) 
inches down from the top, and shall 
have a straight base its whole 
length. The upper roadway edge 
of said curbstones shall be cut to a 
true arc of a circle having a radius 
of one and one-half (li/^) inches. 

Said curbstones shall be sup- 
ported at each joint by being firmly 
bedded upon a layer of Portland 
cement concrete eighteen (18) 
inches in length, twelve (12) inches 
in width and six (6) inches in depth. 
The roadway face of said layer shall 
conform with the roadway face of 
the curbstone and nine (9) inches 
of each end of each of said curb- 
stones shall rest upon said layer. 
A layer of Portland cement concrete 
eighteen (18) inches in length, six 
(6) inches in width and twelve (12) 
inches in depth shall be placed 
at the back of said curbstones. 
The top of said last mentioned layer 
shall be six (6) inches below the 
top of said curbstones and the road- 
way face of said last mentioned 
layer shall extend along the back 
of said curbstones for a distance of 
nine (9) inches from each end of 
each of said curbstones, and shall 
support said curbstones. The above 
described layers of Portland cement 
concrete shall be constructed at the 
same time, so as to form a mono- 
lithic mass, and shall be of the same 
kind and quality as that used in the 
concrete foundation of the road- 
ways hereinafter described. 

Earth filling, free from animal or 
vegetable matter shall be placed at 
the back of said curbing; the top 
of said filling to be even with the 
top of said curbing. Said filling 



shall be four (4) feet wide at the 
top and shall slope down at the 
rate of one and one-half (1%) feet 
horizontal to one (1) foot vertical. 
The curbstones on each side of 
the roadway of said Irving Park 
boulevard, and on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
said Irving Park boulevard, shall be 
set so that the top edge of the same 
shall coincide with the grade of said 
Irving Park boulevard; and the 
curbstones on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of said Irving Park boulevard shall 
be set so that the top edge of the 
same shall rise from the curb line 
to the street line produced at the 
rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the 
grade of said Irving Park boulevard 
between said points, which grade is 
hereby estaiblished as follows, to 
wit: 

Intersection of North Cicero ave- 
nue, 33.70 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Milwaukee ave- 
nue (northwest curb corner), 34.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Lamon ave- 
nue, 34.30 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Lavergne 
avenue, 34.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Lawler avenue, 
34.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Leclaire avenue, 
34.10 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Leamington 
avenue, 34.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Laramie 
avenue, 34.10 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Lockwood 
avenue, 34.90 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Long avenue, 36.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of Linder avenue, 
36.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Central ave- 
nue, 37.60 feet above datum. 



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Intersection of North Parkside 
avenue, 37.80 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Major ave- 
nue, 39.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Mango avenue. 
39.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Menard 
avenue, 39.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of Mansfield avenue, 
39.80 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Marmora 
avenue, 40.20 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Mason ave- 
nue, 40.30 feet above datum. 

Intersection of North Maynard 
avenue, 40.50 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the ordinance of July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected 
elevation of the Old Lind Block 
bench mark, which determines the 
base or datum for City levels. 

The said roadway of said Irving 
Park boulevard between said points, 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said Irv- 
ing Park boulevard between said 
points, (except the north one-half 
( % ) of Irving Park boulevard from, 
the center line of Long avenue to 
the center line of North Central ave- 
nue, and except that part of the in- 
tersection of Lawler avenue from a 
line (parallel with and eight (8) 
feet south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boulevard, 
and except that part of the inter- 
isection of Leclaire avenue from a 
line parallel with and eighteen (18) 
feet south of the north line to the 
north line of Irving Park boulevard, 
and except that part of the inter- 
section of North Leamington ave- 
nue from a line parallel with and 



fifteen (15) feet south of the north 
line to the north line of Irving Park 
boulevard, and except that part of 
the intersection of North Lockwood 
avenue from a line parallel with and 
ten (10) feet south of the north line 
to the north line of Irving Park 
boulevard produced west, and ex- 
cept that part of the intersections 
of North Laramie avenue and North 
Cicero avenue from the south curb 
line to the south line of Irving Park 
boulevard, and also except street 
railway rights of way thereon be- 
tween said points, which rights of 
way are by the ordinances granting 
them required to be paved and kept 
in repair by the companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), 
shall be so graded that after being 
thoroughly puddled and rolled with 
a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the roadbeds are thoroughly 
compacted, and after the pavement 
hereinafter described shall have 
been placed thereon, the surface of 
the pavement at the center of the 
finished roadway of said Irving 
Park boulevard, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of said Irving 
Park boulevard, except where the 
roadway;s are occupied by street 
railway rights of way, shall coin- 
cide with the established grade of 
said Irving Park boulevard, herein- 
before described, and where said 
roadways are occupied by street 
railway rights of way the entire 
width of all such rights of way 
shall coincide with the established 
grade, hereinbefore described; and 
the surface of the said finished 
roadways at the summits in the 
gutters between catchbasins and ad- 
joining the roadway face of the 
curbing shall be three (3) inches 
below said established grade; and 
the surface of the finished roadways 
at the catchbasin inlets in the gut- 
ters adjoining the roadway face of 
the curbing shall be ten (10) inches 
below said established grade. 
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ing the roadway face of said curb- 
ing shall be uniform from the sum- 
mits to the catchbasins, and a trans- 
verse section of the finished sur- 
face of the pavement where the 
roadway is not occupied by street 
railway rights of way shall be an 
arc of a circle passing through the 
said gutter grades and the grade 
of the center of said finished road- 
way, and a transverse section of the 
finished surface of the pavement 
where the roadway is occupied by 
street railway rights of way shall 
be an arc of a circle passing 
through the said gutter grades and 
the established grade of the street 
at each side of said street railway 
rights of way, at every part of said 
Irving Park boulevard, and at every 
part of all intersecting streets, be- 
tween said points. 

In all intersecting alleys herein- 
before specified at the street lines 
produced of said Irving Park boule- 
vard, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curbing 
shall be even with the top of the 
curbing, and the surface of the 
finished pavement at the center of 
the roadway of said alleys shall be 
three (3) inches below the top of the 
curbing, and a transverse section 
of the finished surface of the pave- 
ment at the street lines produced 
of said Irving Park boulevard shall 
be an arc of a circle passing through 
the said curb grade and the grade 
of the center of said finished road- 
ways. The surface of the said pave- 
ment thence shall slope gradually 
to meet the gutters hereinbefore 
specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points, (except that 
part of the roadbeds one and four- 
tenths (1.4) feet in width on each 
side of and adjoining the street rail- 
way rights of way), shall be spread 
a layer of Portland cement concrete 
six (6^ inches in thickness. 

Said cement shall be so ground 
that ninety-two (92^ per cent will 
pass through a standard number 
one hundred (100) sieve having ten 



thousand (10,000) meshes per 
square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1) part said Port- 
land cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone screenings, free from dirt, 
dust and other impurities, exposed . 
to the air for one (1) day and im- ^ 
mersed in water for six (6) days, 
shall develop an ultimate tensile 
strength of two hundred (200) 
pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which will 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements, and 
three (3) parts of torpedo sand, or 
three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings, free from dirt, dust or other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into mor- 
tar with the least possible amount 
of water. 

Six (6) parts of the best quality 
of slag, limestone, or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes, of a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter and be 
held on a ring of one-half (^) inch 
internal diameter, all of which slag 
or stone shall be thoroughly 
cleaned, free from all foreign sub- 
stances and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immedi- 
ately with the mortar. Each batch 
of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon the 
surface of said roadbeds and thor- 
oughly compacted by ramming until 
free mortar appears on the surface, 
and upon this foundation shall be 
evenly spread a layer of sand in 
such quantity as to insure when 
compacted a depth of two (2 
inches, upon which shall be laid th(^ I 
brick pavement. ' 

The brick shall be vitrified pav- 
ing brick, and shall be thoroughly 
annealed, tough and durable, reg- 
ular in size, and shall be evenly 
burned. When broken, the brick 
shall show a dense and stone-like 
body, uniform in color inside, free 
from lumps of uncrushed clay, lime. 



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air pockets, cracks or marked lami- 
nations: Kiln marks or surface 
cracks must not exceed three-six- 
teenths (3/ia) of an inch in depth. 
The dimensions of the brick shall 
be the same throughout the entire 
work, and shall be four (4) inches 
in depth, not less than eight (8) 
inches in length, and three and one- 
fourth (3M) inches in thickness. 

Twenty (20) or more specimen 
brick shall be furnished by each 
bidder for submission to the "abra- 
sion" test by the Board of Local 
Improvements. Such test shall be 
made in a machine known as a "Rat- 
tler," which shall consist of heads, 
liners and staves. The heads shall 
be not less than three-fourths ( % ) 
inch thick nor more than seven- 
eighths iVs) inch thick, and shall 
be cast with trunnions in one piece. 
In outline they shall be a regular 
polygon of fourteen (14) sides in- 
scribed in a circle twenty-eight and 
three-eighths (28%) inches in di- 
ameter. The heads shall be provided 
with flanges extending outward 
from the inside face thereof to af- 
ford a mean^ of fastening the staves. 
There shall be for each head a liner 
or wear plate one (1) inch in thick- 
ness and, conforming to the outline 
of the head, but inscribed in a cir- 
cle twenty-eight and one-eighth 
(28%) inches in diameter. These 
liners shall be made of hard ma- 
chinery cast iron, which must con- 
tain not less than one (1) per cent 
of combined carbon, and shall be 
securely fastened to the heads by 
cap screws. 

The staves shall be made of six 
(6) inch medium steel structural 
.channels twenty-seven and one- 
fourth (27%-) inches long and 
I weighing fifteen and five-tenths 
(15.5) pounds per lineal foot. The 
iflat side of each channel shall be 
protected by a liner or wear plate 
l^ade of medium steel three-eights 
i%) inchs thick, by five and one- 
fialf (SVo) inches wide, and nine- 
een and three-fourths (19%) 
nches long. 



The stave liner shall be securely 
fastened to the channel with rivets, 
which shall be chipped off flush 
with the surface of the liner. The 
liners of the staves must be so 
placed as to drop between the liners 
of the heads. The staves shall be 
bolted to the heads and shall form 
a barrel twenty (20) inches long, 
inside measurement between liners! 
The barrel shall be mounted on a 
cast iron frame securely fastened 
to a rigid foundation, and shall be 
driven by suitable gearing. 

The charge shall be composed of 
said brick and iron abrasive ma- 
terial. The brick charge shall con- 
sist of ten (10) whole brick and the 
abrasive charge shall consist of 
three hundred (300) pounds of shot 
made from iron having a chemical 
composition within the following 
limits : combined carbon, not less 
than 2.50 per cent; graphitic car- 
bon, not more than 0.10 per cent; 
silicon, not more than 1.0 per cent; 
manganese, not more than 0.50 per 
cent; phosphorus, not more than 
0.25 per cent; sulphur, not more 
than 0.08 per cent. Said shot shall 
consist of spheres having a diam- 
eter of one and seven-eighths (1%) 
inches aggregating two hundred and 
twenty-five (225) pounds in weight, 
and spheres three and three-fourths 
(3%) inches in diameter, aggre- 
gating seventy-five (75) pounds in 
weight. 

The rattler, after being thus 
charged, shall be revolved eighteen 
hundred (1,800) times, and the 
speed of rotation shall not fall be- 
low twenty-nine and one-half 
(29%) nor exceed thirty and one- 
half (301/2) per minute. The loss 
of weight by ^abrasion during such 
test shall not exceed twenty (20) 
per cent of the original weight of 
the bricl^ tested. The test shall be 
made on charges containing but one 
make of brick at a time. Said brick 
shall be thoroughly dry when tested. 
All brick used must be equal in 
every respect to the brick submitted 
for test. 



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The brick shall be laid as follows, 
to-wit: Broken brick can only be 
used to break joints in starting 
courses and in making closures, but 
in no case shall less than one-fourth 
( 14 ^ of a brick be used. The brick 
shall be set lengthwise on edge, 
with the sides and ends close to- 
gether, across said roadbeds, paral- 
lel to vertical planes, which shall 
be at right angles to the curb Imes 
of said roadway. 

On roadway intersections the 
brick shall be set lengthwise on 
edge with the sides and ends close 
together and parallel to vertical 
planes, which shall be at an angle 
of forty-five (45) degrees with the 
center line of the street. 

The joints shall be broken by a 
lap of not less than three (3) inches. 
The brick when set shall be rolled 
with a roller o-f five (5) tons weight 
until the brick is well settled and 
made firm. When the brick is thor- 
oughly bedded, the surface of the 
pavement must be true to the form 
of roadway hereinbefore described. 
The joints or spaces between the 
brick shall be filled with a Port- 
land cement grout filler composed 
of equal parts of the best quality of 
Portland cement and clean, sharp 
sand, thoroughly mixed and suf- 
ficient water added to bring the mix- 
ture to such a consistency as will 
allow it to run to the bottom of the 
joints between the brick. After said 
'joints are filled to the top, the sur- 
face shall be finished off smoothly 
with fibre brooms. The surface of 
the pavement shall then receive a 
ono-fourth (V4) inch dressing of 
clean, coarse sand. 

Upon that part of the roadbeds 
thus prepared one and four-tenths 
(1.4) feet in width on each side of 
and adjoining the street railway 
lights of way shall be spread a 
layer of Portland cement concrete 
<ix iT)^ inches in thickness. Said 
(...mont shall bo so ground that 
iiiiu'ty-two '92^ per cent will pass 
Uu-oiicrli :i standard number one 
hundred (100^ sieve having ten 



May 17, 1915. 

meshes per i 



thousand (10,000) 
square inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar 
composed of one (1) part said 
Portland cement and three (3) parts 
torpedo sand, or three (3) parts of 
limestone scrceenings, free from 
dirt, dust and other impurities, ex- 
posed to the air for one (1) day, 
and immersed in water for six (61 
days, shall develop an ultimate ten- 
sile strength of two hundred (200) 
pounds per square inch. 

One (1) part cement which will 
stand the above test and comply 
with the above requirements and 
three (3^ parts of torpedo sand or 
three (3) parts of limestone screen- 
ings free from dirt, dust and other 
impurities, shall be thoroughly 
mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible 
amount of water 

Six (6) parts of the best quality 
of slag, limestone or other stone 
which shall be equal in quality for 
concrete purposes of a size that wil 
pass through a ring of two (2 
. inches internal diameter and be he! 
on a ring of one-half (V2 ^ mch m 
ternal diameter, all of which sla 
or stone shall be thoroughly 
cleaned, free from all foreign sub- 
stances and drenched with water 
shall then be incorporated imme- 
diately with the mortar; each batct 
of concrete shall be thoroughly 
mixed and at once spread upon th< 
surface of said roadbeds, and thor-? 
oughlv compacted by ramming until 
free mortar appears on the surface. 
The surface of said layer of con- 
crete shall be parallel with and six 
(6^ inches below the top of the 
granite blocks when laid, as hoi'- 
inafter described. 

Upon the concrete foundatior 
above specified shall be spread 2 
layer of Portland cement mortar ir 
^uch quantity as to insure wher 
compactod a uniform depth of ('n( 
rp inch. Said mortar shall b« 
composed of one (1) part cemon 
which will stand the above test an- 
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187, 



and four (4) parts of torpedo sand 
thoroughly mixed dry and then 
spread. Said layer of mortar shall 
be wetted immediately before lay- 
ing the granite blocks. 

The pavement shall consist of 
granite blocks of the best quality of 
uniform texture, without lamination 
or stratification, and free from an 
excess of mica or feldspar; the di- 
mensions of said blocks shall be 
four (4) inches in width, five (5) 
inches in depth and from eight (8) 
to twelve (12) inches in length. 
The blocks shall be laid on edge in 
uniform courses across the said 
roadbeds and the spaces between 
the sides and ends of the blocks 
shall not be less than one-eighth 
(%) of an inch, nor more than five- 
eighths (%) of an inch. 

The blocks shall be so laid as to 
break joints in alternate courses, 
each course, so far as practicable, 
to be of uniform depth and width. 

The joints or spaces between the 
blocks shall be filled with a Port- 
land cement grout filler composed 
of equal parts of the best quality 
of Portland cement and clean, sharp 
sand, thoroughly mixed and suf- 
ficient water added to bring the 
mixture to such a consistency as 
will allow it to run to the bottom 
of the joints between the blocks. 
After said joints are filled to the 
top, the surface shall be finished off 
smoothly with fibre brooms. The 
surface of the pavement shall then 
receive a one-fourth (i^) inch 
dressing of clean, coarse sand. 

Sixty-five (65) new brick catch- 
basins shall be constructed and con- 
nected and trapped with the sewer 
in Irving Park boulevard and lo- 
cated in the roadway of said Irving 
Park boulevard at necessary points, 
adjacent to the curb lines. Each 
of said catch basins shall be seven 
feet two inches deep, measuring 
from the top of the brickwork, and 
shall have an internal diameter of 
four feet at the bottom and to a 
planp fivo feet above and parallel 
therewith. The walls of said catch 



basins shall be eight inches thick 
and shall be built of two courses of 
sewer brick laid edgewise, in per- 
pendicular courses, upon a fioor ,of 
pine plank two inches in thick- 
ness. The top of each of said catch 
basins shall decrease to two feet in- 
ternal diameter, being drawn in by 
means of nine header courses, the 
diameter being decreased uniformly 
for each course. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal diam- 
eter and shall be tre^pped with a 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch basins 
shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three feet six inches above 
the floor of the catch basin. 

Each of said catch basins shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover, each of which covers, in- 
clusive of lid, shall weigh five hun- 
dred and forty pounds. Each of 
said cast-iron covers shall be set 
so that the top of the same shall 
coincide with the finished surface 
of the pavement hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed and free 
from lumps and other imperfections, 
and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the 
tile pipe above referred to shall be 
laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, com- 
posed of one part natural hydraulic 
cement and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer catch basins 
located in said roadway shall be 
raised or lowered as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the 
finished surface of said pavement; 
and the several catch basins located 
outside of said roadway shall be 
raised or lowered as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the 
established grade hereinbefore de- 
scribed. The several catch basins 



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located on the line of the curb shall 
be raised or lowered and adjusted 
as may be necessary to make them 
conform to the finished surface of 
said pavement, or to said estab- 
lished grade, according to whether 
the majcff part of said catch basin 
lies within or without the line of 
said curb. Catch basin inlets shall 
be constructed at necessary points 
in said gutters. The catch basins 
not located in the gutters shall be 
connected with said inlets by means 
of tile pipe of eight (8) inches in- 
ternal diameter laid with the best 
quality of natural hydraulic cement 
mortar, composed of one (1) part 
natural hydraulic cement and two 
(2) parts clean, siharp sand. Said 
tile pipe shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thopoughly burned, well 
glazed, free from lumps and other 
imperfections, and three-fourths of 
an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the said City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, to-, 
gether with the estimate of the cost 
thereof made by the Engineer of 
said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid for by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an 
Act of the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act 
Concerning Local Improvements," 
Approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and 
also the assessment on each lot and 
parcel of land therein assessed shall 
be divided into five installments 
in the manner provided by the stat- 



ute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, and each of said installments 
shall bear interest at the rate of 
five per centum per annum accord- 
ing to law until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
qf said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the President of the Board 
of Local Improvements, counter- 
signed by the City Comptroller and 
attested by the City Clerk under 
the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be is- 
sued in accordance with and shall 
in all respects conform to the pro- 
vision of the Act of the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois, en- 
titled "An Act Concerning Local 
Improvements," approved June 
14th, A. D. 1897, and the amend- 
ments thereto. 

Section 6. That the attorney of 
said Board be and he is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the Cir- 
cuit, Superior or County Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, in the name 
of the City of Chicago, praying that 
steps may be taken to levy a spe- 
cial assessment for said improve- 
ment in accordance with the pro^ 
visions of this ordinance and in the 
manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, who 
had had under consideration the 
question of the issuance of refund- 



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189 



ing bonds for certain purposes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of two ordinances submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith, author- 
izing the issuance of river improve- 
ment refunding bonds to the amount 
of $910,000.00. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Doyle, Mar- 
tin, Nance, McGormick, Kimball, 
Merriam, Tyden, Block, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Gullerton, Mulac, Anderson, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, El- 
lison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 54. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

An Ordinance 

Providing for the Issuance of River 
Improvement Refunding Bonds to 
the Amount of $910,000 and Pro- 
viding for the Payment Thereof. 

Whereas, There will be due on 
the first day of July, 1915, nine hun- 
dred and ten bonds which are a 
subsisting valid obligation of the 
Gity of Ghicago, each for the sum 
of one thousand dollars, making a 
total of nine hundred and ten thou- 
sand dollars of existing bonded in- 
debtedness, the same being the un- 
paid balance of the four per cent 
river improvement refunding bonds 
issued in compliance with an ordi- 
nance of the Gity Gouncil of the 
Gity of Ghicago passed on May 6, 
1895, for which no taxes were levied 



to provide a sinking fund for their 
retirement and for the payment of 
which no appropriation has been 
made; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That for the purpose 
of supplying means to meet the 
said maturing river improvement 
refunding bonds issued in compli- 
ance with the said ordinance of the 
City Gouncil of the Gity of Ghicago 
passed on 'May 6, 1895, and to re- 
fund the existing bonded indebt- 
edness of $910,000.00 represented 
thereby, there are hereby author- 
ized to be issued River Improve- 
ment Refunding Bonds to the 
amount of nine hundred and ten 
thousand dollars ($910,000.00), con- 
sisting of eight hundred and fifteen 
(815) bonds of one thousand dol- 
lars ($1,000.00) each, and nine hun- 
dred and fifty (950) bonds of one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) each, to 
be dated July 1, 1915, each bearing 
interest evidenced by coupons at 
the rate of four per centum (4,%) 
per annum, payable semi-annually. 
Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) 
in amount of said bonds shall be- 
come due on the first day of Jan- 
uary, in each of the years 1917 to 
1934, inclusive, and the remaining 
ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) 
in amount of said bonds shall be- 
come due on the first day of Jan- 
uary, 1935. 

Section 2. The bonds hereby au- 
thorized shall be in substantially 
the following form: 

No $ 

United States of America 

State of Illinois 

Gity of Ghicago. 

river improvement refunding 

BOND. 

Know All Men by These Pres- 
ents, That the Gity of Ghicago, in 
the Gounty of Gook and State of 
Illinois, acknowledges itself to owe 
and for value received hereby 
promises to pay to bearer 



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dollars f $ ) on the first day 

of , 19. . . ., with interest 

thereon from the date hereof at the 
rate of four per centum (4%) per 
annum, payable semi-annually on 
presentation and surrender of the 
annexed interest coupons as they 
severally become due. Both prin- 
cipal and interest of this bond are 
hereby payable in gold coin of the 
United States of the present stand- 
ard of weight and fineness at the 
office of the City Treasurer in the 
City of Chicago, Illinois. 

This bond is one of a series of 
like tenor, except denomination and 
maturity, issued for the purpose 
of refunding River Improvement 
Refunding Bonds which were is- 
sued under an ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago on May 6, 1895, and is issued 
under the authority of Chapter 24 
of the Revised Statutes of the State 
of Illinois, and of an ordinance of 
the City of Chicago duly passed 
authorizing the issuance of same 
for the purpose of refunding the 
said former bonds. 

It is hereby certified and recited 
that all acts, conditions and things 
required to be done precedent to 
and in the issuing of this bond have 
been done, happened and been per- 
formed in regular and due form as 
required by law, and that the total 
indebtedness of the City of Chicago, 
including this bond, does not ex- 
ceed the statutory or constitutional 
limitations. 

In Witness Whereof, The City 
of Chicago, Illinois, has caused this 
bond to be sealed with its corporate 
seal, signed by its Mayor, attested 
by its City Clerk, and countersigned 
by its City Comptroller, and has 
caused the annexed interest cou- 
pons to be executed with the fac- 
simile signatures of the said of- 
ficers this first day of July, A. D. 
1915. 



Mayor. 



Countersigned : 

J 

City Comptroller. 

Attest : 

> 

City Clerk. 

COUPON. 

•$ '. 

January, 
On the first day of 19..., 
July, 
the City of Chicago, Illinois, prom- 
ises to pay to bearer 

dollars ($ ) in gold coin of 

the United States at the office of 
the City Treasurer in the- City of 
Chicago, Illinois, for interest due 
that day on its River Improvement 
Refunding Bond, dated July 1st, 

1915, No 

J 

Mayor. 
Countersigned : 

City Comptroller. 
Attest : 

> 

City Clerk. 

Section 3. That for the purpose 
of providing for the payment of 
the principal and interest of the 
bonds hereby authorized as they re- 
spectively become due, there shall 
be and there is hereby levied, and 
there shall be collected, a direct 
annual tax upon all the taxable 
property in the City of Chicago, 
Illinois, sufficient to produce the 
following sums for the following 
years : 

For the year 1915 $104,600 

For the year 1916 84,400 

For the year 1917 82,400 

For the year 1918 80,400 

For the year 1919 78,400 

For the year 1920 76,400 

For the year 1921 74,400 

For the vear 1922 72,400 

For the year 1923 70,400 

For the year 1924 68,400 



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191 



For the year 1925 . 66,400 

For the year 1926 64,400 

For the year 1927. . ... 62,400 

For the year 1928 60,400 

For the year 1929 58,400 

For the year 1930 56,400 

For the year 1931 54,400 

For ihe year 1932 52,400 

For the year 1933 10,400 

And provision to meet the re- 
quirements of this section shall be 
included in the annual appropria- 
tion bill for each of the years afore- 
said. And the City of Chicago 
hereby obligates itself annually in 
due time, manner and season to 
perform and take all action required 
by law to carry out the provisions 
of this section. 

Section 4, The bonds hereby 
authorized shall be issued and sold 
from time to time as the proceeds 
are needed for the purpose au- 
thorized by this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage, approval and publication. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
ordinance submitted with said re- 
port, authorizing the issuance of 
water loan refunding bonds to the 
amount of $1,355,000.00. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Doyle, Mar- 
tin, Nance, McGormick, Kimball, 
Merriam, Tyden, Block, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Gullerton, Mulac, Anderson, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, El- 
lison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 54. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

An Ordinance 

Providing for the Issuance of Water 
Loan Refunding Bonds to the 
Amount of $1,355,000.00 and Pro- 
viding for the Payment Thereof. 

Whereas, There will be due on 
the first day of July, 1915, one 
thousand, three hundred and fifty- 
five bonds which are a subsisting 
valid obligation of the Gity of Ghi- 
cago, each for the sum of one thou- 
sand dollars, making a total of one 
million, three hundred and fifty- 
five thousand dollars of existing 
bonded indebtedness, the same be- 
ing the unpaid balance of the four 
per cent Water Loan Refunding 
bonds issued in compliance with an 
ordinance of the Gity Gouncil of 
the Gity of Ghicago passed on May 
6, 1895, for which no taxes were 
levied to provide a sinking fund for 
their retirement and for the pay- 
ment of which no appropriation has 
been made; therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That for the purpose 
of supplying means to meet the said 
maturing Water Loan Refunding 
Bonds issued in compliance with the 
said ordinance of the Gity Gouncil 
of the Gity of Ghicago passed on 
May 6, 1895, and to refund the 
existing bonded indebtedness of 
$1,355,000.00 represented thereby, 
there are hereby authorized to be 
issued Water Loan Refunding 
Bonds to the amount of one million, 
three hundred and fifty-five thou- 
sand dollars ($1,355,000.00), con- 
sisting of one thousand, two hun- 
dred and fifty-five (1,255) bonds of 
one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) 
each, and one thousand (1,000) 
bonds of one hundred dollars 
($100.00) each, to be dated July 1, 
1915, each bearing interest evi- 
denced by coupons at the rate of 
four per centum (A%) per annum, 
payable semi-annually. Seventy 
thousand dollars ($70,000,001 in 



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May 17, 1915. 



amount of said bonds shall become 
due on the first day of January, in 
each of the years 1917 to 1934, in- 
clusive, and the remaining ninety- 
five thousand dollars ($95,000.00; 
in amount of said bonds shall be- 
come due on the first day of Jan- 
uary, 1935. 

Section 2. The bonds hereby 
authorized shall be in substantially 
the following form: 



No. 



United States of America 

State of Illinois 

City of Chicago. 

water loan refunding bond. 

Know All Men by These Pres- 
ents, That the City of Chicago, in 
the County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, acknowledges itself to owe 
and for value received hereby 

promises to pay to bearer 

dollars ($ ) on the first day 

of < . . . . 19 ... , with interest 

thereon from the date hereof at 
the rate of four per centum (4%) 
per annum, payable semi-annually 
on presentation and surrender of 
the annexed interest coupons as 
they severally become due. Both 
principal and interest of this bond 
are hereby made payable in gold 
coin of the United States of the 
present standard of weight and 
fineness at the office of the City 
Treasurer in the City of Chicago, 
Illinois. 

This bond is one of a series of 
like tenor, except denomination and 
maturity, issued for the purpose of 
refunding Water Loan Refunding 
Bonds which were issued under an 
ordinance passed by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago on May 
6, 1895, and is issued under the 
authority of Chapter 24 of the Re- 
vised Statutes of the State of Illi- 
nois, and of an ordinance of the 
City of Chicago duly passed au- 
thorizing the issuance of same for 
the purpose of refunding the said 
former bonds. 

It is hereby certified and recited 



that all acts, conditions and things 
required to be done precedent to 
and in the issuing of this bond 
have been done, happened and been 
performed in regular and due form 
as required by law, and that the 
total indebtedness of the City of 
Chicago, including this bond, does 
not exceed the statutory or consti- 
tutional limitations. 

In Witness Whereof, The City 
of Chicago, Illinois, has caused this 
bond to be sealed with its cor- 
porate seal, signed by its Mayor, at- 
tested by its City Clerk, and coun- 
tersigned by its City Comptroller, 
and has caused the annexed interest 
coupons to be executed with the 
facsimile signatures of the said of- 
ficers this first day of July, A. D. 
1915. 

J 

Mayor. 

Countersigned: 

> 

City Comptroller^. 

Attest : 

> 

City Clerk. 

COUPON. 

$ 

January, 
On the first day of 19..., 
July, 
the City of Chicago, Illinois, prom- 
ises to pay to bearer 

dollars ($ ) in gold coin of 

the United States at the office of 
the City Treasurer in the City of 
Chicago, Illinois, for interest due 
that day on its Water Loan Re- 
funding Bond, dated July 1, 1915, 
No 

• 5 

Mayor. 

Countersigned : 

5 

City Comptroller. 
Attest : 

> 

City Clerk. 



May 17, 1915. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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Section 3. That for the purpose 
of providing for the payment of the 
principal and interest of the bonds 
hereby authorized as they respect- 
ively become due, there shall be 
and there is hereby levied, and there 
shall be collected, a direct annual 
tax upon all the taxable property 
in the City of Chicago, Illinois, suf- 
ficient to produce the following 
sums for the following years : 

For the year 1915 $151,300 

For the year 1916 121,400 

For the year 1917 118,600 

For the year 1918. 115,800 

For the year 1919. .- 113,000 

. For the year 1920 110,200 

For the year 1921 107,400 

For the year 1922 104,600 

For the year 1923 101,800 

For the year 1924 99,000 

For the year 1925 96,200 

For the year 1926 93,400 

For the year 1927 90,600 

For the year 1928 87,800 

For the year 1929 85,000 

For the year 1930 82,200 

For the year 1931 79,400 

For the year 1932 76,600 

For the year 1933 98,800 

And provision to meet the re- 
quirements of this section shall be 
included in the annual appropria- 
tion bill for each of the years 
aforesaid. And the City of Chicago 
hereby obligates itself annually in 
due time, manner and season to per- 
form and take all action required 
by law to carry out the provisions 
of this section. 

Section 4. The bonds hereby au- 
thorized shall be issued and sold 
from time to time as the proceeds 
are needed for the purpose author- 
ized by this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage, approval and publication. 



Submission of Question of Annexing 
to City of Chicago Certain Teppi- 
topy in Town of Stickney. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 



had been referred (May 10, 1915, 
page 114 a petition for annexation 
to the City of Chicago of certain 
territory in the Town of Stickne^', 
submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith. 

Unanimous cons^t was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsev. 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. L 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman. Blahai 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a special elec- 
tion in and for the City of Chicago, 
for the purpose of submitting the 
proposition for the annexation oi 
the portion of the Town of Stickney 
herein described, be and the saipo 
is hereby called for Monday, June 7, 
1915, between the hours of six A. 
M. and four P. M. 

Section 2. That pursuant to a 
petition filed under Section 1 of an 
Act entitled "An Act to Provide for 
Annexing and Excluding Territory 
to and from Cities, Towns and Vif- 
lages, and to Unite Towns and Vil- 
lages," approved April 10, 1872, in 
force July, 1872, as amended, there 



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Mav 17, 1915. 



shall be submitted to a vote of the 
people of the City of Chicago at 
the special election herein ordered 
for the City of Chicago, to be held 
on June 7, 1915, the question of 
the annexation to the City of Chi- 
cago of the following described 
territory : 

That portion of the Town of 
stickney bounded as follows: 
Commencing with the intersec- 
tion of 48th avenue and 51st 
street, running westerly along the 
half section line of Sections Seven 
'7;, Eight (8) and Nine (9) to the 
right-of-way of the Chicago and 
Alton Railway; thence south- 
westerly along said right-of-way 
to the west line of Section Seven 
(7 I aforesaid; thence south along 
the west line of said Sections 
Seven (7) and Eighteen (18 to 
the southwest corner of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of 
said Section Eighteen (18) ; thence 
east along the center line of Sec- 
tions Eighteen (18) and Seventeen 
'17) to the center of Section Sev- 
enteen (17); thence north along 
the center line of said Section 
Seventeen (17) to the south line 
of Section Eight (8) aforesaid; 
thence east along the south line 
of Sections Eight (8) and Nine 
(9) aforesaid to the east line of 
Section Nine (9) ; thence north 
along said east line of Section 
Nine (9^ to the place of begin- 
ning, which is contiguous to the 
City of Chicago, situated in Cook 
County and State of Illinois. 
Section 3. The polling places se- 
lected by the Board of Election 
Commissioners of the City of Chi- 
cago and the Judges and Clerks of 
Election appointed by said Board 
for the general election for Judges 
on said seventh day of June, 1915, 
are hereby selected and adopted as 
the polling places, judges and clerks 
for the said special election at 
wiiich the above mentioned question 
is to b»' submitted. 

Skction I. Tlie City Clerk is 
hereby directed to cause a notice 



of said special election and of the 
question to be submitted to be pub- 
lished in the Chicago Evening Post, 
a newspaper published in the City 
of Chicago, and said publishing of 
said notice shall be made at least 
twenty days prior to the holding 
of said special election. 

Section 5. The City Clerk is 
hereby directed to notify the Board 
of Election Commissioners of the 
City of Chicago that at the said 
special election for the City of 
Chicago, to be held in said city on 
the 7th day of June, 1915, there will 
be submitted to the legal voters of 
the City of Chicago said question 
of annexation for a vote on same, 
in accordance with the above men- 
tioned Act. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Aid. Richer! moved to place on 
file a certain petition urging that 
consideration be refused to that cer- 
tain petition heretofore presented 
for submission of the question of 
annexing certain territory in the 
Town of Stickney, consideration of 
which was temporarily deferred, 
page 173. 

The motion prevailed. 



Appropriation for Investigation of 
Finances of Board of Education. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had had 
under consideration the question of 
an appropriation to be expended in 
an investigation of the finances of 
the Board of Education, submitted 
a report recommending the passage 
of an ordinance submitted there- 
with. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



195 



The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Piay, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That there be and is 
hereby appropriated from Miscel- 
laneous Receipts for the year 1915, 
not otherwise appropriated or 
pledged, the sum of Twenty-Five 
Hundred ($2,500.00) Dollars, to be 
set up by the Gity Gomptroller and 
Gity Treasurer to the credit of such 
account or accounts as the Gity 
Gomptroller may designate, and 
to be expended under the di- 
rection of the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Givil 
Service in investigation of Board of 
Education finances. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Sale of Copper Wire. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the sale of certain copper 
wire, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an ordi- 
, nance submitted therewith: 

Unanimous consent was given for 
. consideration of said report. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ^ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Tick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Gomp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to advertise for sale 
the following described personal 
property of the Gity of Chicago, 
purchased for the use of the De- 
partment of Gas and Electricity, but 
no longer necessary, appropriate or 
required for the use of. or profit- 
able to. or its longer retention for 
the best interests of the Gity of 
Chicago: 

2/0. triplebraid, weatheri)roof, 
copper wire, which is now on poles 
on Ashland avenue, from Fullerton 
avenue to Ir^ang Park boulevard; 
on Irving Park boulevard from 
Ashland avenue to East Ravens- 
wood avenue; on East Ravens- 
wood avenue from Irving Park 
boulevard to the first alley north 
of Byron street, and thence east 
in this alley to Hermitage avenue, 
approximately 18,990 pounds. 

Section 2. All bids for such 
property shall be submitted on 



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May 17, 1915. 



forms of proposal and specifications 
to be prepared by the City Comp- 
troller, who is hereby authorized to 
prescribe the specifications and con- 
ditions for bidding. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



Collection of Vehicle License and 
Dog Registry Fees. 

ALSO, 

The same committee who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the collection of vehicle li- 
cense and dog registry fees, sub- 
mitted a report reoommending the 
passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross. Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts. Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Goiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain. Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedv. Dempsey! 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the officials of the 
City of Chicago whose duty it is 
to collect vehicle tax licenses and 
dog licenses be and they are hereby 
directed to proceed actively and en- 
ergetically in the collection of ve- 
hicje and dog tax license fees. 



Exhange of Certain Electrical 
Material. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 
had been referred (April 26, 1915, 
page 20) a communication and or- 
der submitted by the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity in reference 
to the exchange of certain elec- 
trical material, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of said 
order. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, "^ Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain. Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Department of 
Gas and Electricity has on hand the 
following listed material, for which 
it has no further use, which cost 
the City $77.08; and the Inland 
Electric Company has offered to 
take said material in exchange for 
material required by the City at a 
price of $61.86, which is much more 
than could be obtained at regular 
sale: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to de- 



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REPbRTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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liver to the Inland Electric Company 
the following material, upon receiv- 
ing in exchange therefor a credit 
allowance of $61.86: 

30 No. 3244 Perkins knife switches. 

79 No. 3181 30-apm. B. knife 
switches. 

10 No. 3091 (T) knife switches. 

60 No. 2199 Paiste cutouts. 

60 No. 62587 Bryant cutouts. 



Sale of Commercially-Treated 
Garbage. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the sale of commercially- 
treated garbage, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

TIhe motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, * Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Prefzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, OToole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Mlchaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of May 8, 1915, attached 
hereto, to advertise, receive bids 
and enter into contract with the 



successful bidder^ in accordance 
with city advertisement and speci- 
fications on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Health, for the 
sale of commercially-treated gar- 
bage for a period not exceeding 
eight months. 



Sale of Condemned Fire Hose. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the sale of certain con- 
demned fire hose to The Standard 
Paving Company, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to sell to The Standard 
Paving Company, 29 South La Salle 
street, four hundred (400') feet of 
2V2" condemned fire hose, with 
couplings, at fifteen (15^ cents per 
lineal foot. 



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May 17, 1915. 



Sale of Condemned Fire Hose. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the sale of certain con- 
demned fire hose to The Rosemont 
Cemetery Company, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwieifka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Naijs — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to sell to The Rose- 
mont Cemetery Company, 30 N. La 
Salle street, five hundred (500) 
feet of 2%" condemned fire hose, 
with couplings, at fifteen (15c) 
cents per lineal foot. 



Sale of Condemned Horses — Depart- 
ment of Fire. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration a request 
of the Fire Marshal for authority 
to sell certain condemned horses, 



submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. i 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid.' Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows:' 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaa=, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powders, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain. Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaba, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal 
be and he is hereby authorized and . 
directed to sell at public auction, as 
soon as may be, to best bidder or 
bidders therefor eighteen con- 
demned fire horses, listed in his , 
communication of May 3rd at 
tached hereto. 



Transfer of Crane to Bureau of 
Streets. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, w-ho had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the transfer of a locomotive 
crane from the Department of 
Health to the Bureau of Streets, 
submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



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Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Health Depart- 
ment has one McMiler Locomotive 
Grane at Grace street and the River 
on the site formerly used as a gar- 
bage disposal station, for whicih it 
has no further use, and the Bureau 
of Streets has use for said crane. 

Therefore, Be It Ordered, That 
the Gomptroller be and hereby is 
authorized to transfer said crane 
from the Health Department to the 
Bureau of Streets and to make the 
necessary book entries in relation 
thereto. 



"Overtime"— Repair Shops, Depart- 
ment of Police. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the matter 
of the payment of "overtime" in 
the repair shops of the Department 
of Police, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



'he following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of May 3rd, 1915, 
attached hereto, to allow three days 
overtime in the Police Repair Shops 
for the period ending April 30, 1915. 



Employment of Gardener — Depart- 
ment of Public Welfare. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the employment of a gard- 
ener by the Department of Public 
Welfare, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 



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McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner^ Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of 
Public Welfare be and it is hereby 
authorized to employ a gardener to 
supervise city gardens for the un- 
employed at the rate of One Hun- 
dred ($100.00) Dollars per month, 
expense to be charged to appropria- 
tions iheretofore made for said de- 
partment for maintaining and su- 
pervising city gardens. 



Cancellation of Old Claims for 
Refunds of Water Rates. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, who had 
had under consideration the ques- 
tion of the cancellation of certain 
claims for refunds of duplicate pay- 
ments and overpayments of water 
rates, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner^ Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tvden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 



Szymkowski, Zwiefka, ' Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to cancel 
all amounts of duplicate payments 
and overpayments appearing upon 
the ledgers of the Bureau of Water, 
which amounts were five years old 
and over on January 1, 1915; 
namely, 1109 duplicate payments 
aggregating $5,426.66 and 1021 ov- 
erpayments aggregating $2,877.86, 
and for the purpose of keeping 
ledgers in balance, to charge said 
amounts to the various accounts, 
according to the wards involved, 
and to credit same to the Comp- 
troller's Collection Account, in the 
general ledger of the Bureau of 
Water. 

This order is made necessary, 
owing to the failure of the parties 
who made said duplicate payments 
and overpayments to call at the 
Bureau of Water and secure refund 
thereof, after having been duly 
notified, and for the further reason 
that the work and expense of in- 
ventorying these accounts i« not 
warranted since the statute of lim- 
itations has intervened. 

It is understood that if, at any 
future time, any claim to a refund 
of duplicate payment or overpay- 
ment, cancelled hereunder, is pre- 
sented, the City Council may at its 
option consider and determine such 
claim. 



Transfer of Records and Property 
of Former Village of Clearing. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 



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201 



had been referred (May 3, 1915, 
page 61) a communication and 
order submitted by the Corporation 
Counsel in reference to the trans- 
fer of records and property of the 
former Village of Clearing, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of said order. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and ihe is hereby desig- 
nated as the officer of the City of 
Chicago to take over the money, 
property, books, papers and docu- 
ments and other effects of the for- 
mer Village of Clearing, which is 
now annexed to and a part of the 
City of Chicago, and to make such 
distribution of the same* among 
the various officers and departments 
of the city government as may be 
necessary and in accordance with 
law; and the City Comptroller is 
hereby further authorized and di- 
rected to make such arrangements 
for the temporary occupation of or 
the vacation of property rented by 
the former Village of Clearing as 



in his discretion may be necessary 
or proper. 



Services of Apprentice Seamen for 
Memorial Day Services. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 
had been referred (May 10, 1915, 
pages 111-12) a communication 
from the commandant of the United 
States naval training station, ten- 
dering the services of apprentice 
seamen for Memorial Day services, 
submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of a resolution sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to adopt said reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
' DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution 
as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Federal Gov- 
ernment be petitioned by his Honor 
the Mayor, to permit the services 
of the brigade of apprentice sea- 
men of the United States naval 
training station, Great Lakes, 111., to 
participate in ceremonies to be held 
in Chicago on Memorial Day, May 
30th next, together with the band 
and apprentice bugle and drum 



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May 17, 1915. 



charged to Account 201 Y 43, ap- 
propriations, 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred matter of em- 
ployment of cement mixer foreman, 
etc., on bridge repairs (referred 
April 26, 1915), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommiend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That, the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized, in (accordance with his 
request of March 25, 1915, attached 
hereto, to employ cement mixer 
foreman, cement mixers, cement fin- 
ishers and cement finisher helpers 
on bridge repair work chargeable 
to Account 401 A 11. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the City Comptroller in 
re deposit of city funds in the Edge- 
water State Bank, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the following order: 



Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized to make deposits of city funds 
in the Edgewater State Bank, one 
of the banks named as a city de- 
positary by the ordinance passed by 
the City Council, December 28, 1914, 
provided that said bank pay to the 
city interest on said deposits at the 
rate of 3% per annum. A 

Respectfully submitted, ■ 

(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 1 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from City Comptroller in re 
extras on contract for printing 
Comptroller's annual report for the 
year 1914, having had the same un- 
dev advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with his request 
of May 11, 1915, to allow extras on 
contract with John C. Burmeister 
Printing Company for printing the 
annual report of the City Comp- 
troller for the year 1914 in the 
amount of Three Hundred Twenty 
and Twenty-five One-hundredths 
($320.25) Dollars. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



205 



Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Health in re employment of quaran- 
tine officers, having- had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and be is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his re- 
quest of May 12, 1915, attached 
hereto, to employ quarantine officers 
for. ten months at the rate of Ninety 
($90.00) Dollars per month, the ex- 
pense of same to be charged to Ac- 
count 37 A 10. appropriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Fire Marshal in re 
payment for repairs to fireboat 
"Graeme Stewart," having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pass- 
age of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with bis request of May 
12, 1915, to issue a voucher in favor 
of General Electric Company in the 
sum of Eight Hundred Ninety-one 
and Thirty-six One hundredths 
($891.36) Dollars for labor and ex- 
pense incurred in connection with 
repairs on the fireboat "Graeme 
Stewart," as per bills attached, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay 



the same from appropriations here- 
tofore made for the Fire Depart- 
ment, when properly approved by 
the Fire Marshal. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Corporation Counsel in 
re settlement of suit of Margaret 
Maguire vs. City, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of March 25, 1915, at- 
tached hereto, to allow a final judg- 
ment to be taken against the city in 
the sum of Sixty-four Hundred 
Fifty ($6,450.00) Dollars in full set- 
tlement of the case of Margaret 
Maguire vs. City oif Chicago, Circuit 
Court No. 318037, being a suit for 
compensation for personal injuries. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Pub- 



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May 17, 1915. 



lie Works asking authority to con- 
tract with Commonwealth Edison 
Go. ^for installation of underground 
service connections at Marshall 
Boulevard Municipal Plant, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his 
request of March 25, 1915, to enter 
into a contract, without advertis- 
ing, with the Commonwealth Edi- 
son Co. for the installation of under- 
ground service connections (satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works) on City property at 
the Marshall Boulevard Municipal 
Plant. The cost of this work to be 
paid from the Construction Division 
Capital Account, reimbursable from 
appropriation account 501 X 25. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, lo 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works in re extras on Morgan 
Park Fire Station, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to allow P. Nacey Com- 
pany the sum of Twenty-Five Dol- 
lars ($25.00) as additional compen- 
sation to their contract price for the 
plumbing work on the Morgan Park 
Fire Department building, because 
of change in sewer work at above 
building; and the Comptroller is also 



directed to pay same out of the ap- 
propriation heretofore made for the 
construction oif this building, under 
Account 35 X 14. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium asking authority to lease 
certain property, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Municipal Tubercu- 
losis Sanitarium be and they are 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with their request dated May 14, 
1915, attached hereto, to lease the 
three-story and basement brick res- 
idence at 2950 Calumet avenue for 
a term of three years at not to ex- 
ceed the rate of Sixty- five ($65.00) 
Dollars per month for the use of 
said Municipal Tuberculosis Sani- 
tarium for dispensary purposes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from City Comptroller in re 
printing of city pay rolls for the 
month of May, 1915, having had the 



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207 



same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas-^ 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized to have .printed in pamphlet 
form, not to exceed 1,000 copies of 
the City pay rolls for the month of 
May, 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Hichert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Maypr and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 



whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Gas 
and Electricity in re amendment to 
order for transfer of funds, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by this council on April 8, 
1915, and shown at page 4334 of the 
Council Proceedings of that date, 
making certain transfers of appro- 
priations for the Department of Gas 
and Electricity, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By 
striking out opposite the amount 
$325.00 "80 T, Impersonal Services" 
and inserting in lieu thereof "80 S, 
Personal Services." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



also. 

The same committee submitted the following report, which was on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
^^ ^AsseZfled-^"^^ A^fl?erme?i of the City of Chicago in City Council 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred communications 
from the Corporation Counsel and the City Comptroller in re transfers of 
funds, having had the same under advisement, beg leave to reoort and 
recommend the passage of the «f ollowing order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make the following transfers 
m the appropriations for 1915 in accordance with the requests of the heads 
of departments attached hereto : 

Corporation Counsel's Office — 

From Account 18 S 4 $2 000 00 

To Account 18 T [ ' 

Comptroller's Office — 

From Account 20 T 2 Recorder Fees 200 00 

From Account 201 I, Advertising .' 95000 

From Account 201 I, Advertising ' 5 050 00 

To Account 20 T 1 County Clerk Fees ! 

To Account 20 S 1 Expense of Converting Cer- 
tificates into Deeds 



$2,000.00 



1,150.00 
5,050.00 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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May 17, 1915. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Corporation Counsel 
in re settlement of claim of United 
States Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Co. 
(referred March 3, 1915, page 59), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to consent to the 
entry of judgment for Two Thou- 
sand Six Hundred Seventy 
($2,670.00) Dollars in favor of the 
United States Cast Iron Pipe & 
Foundry Company against the City 
of Chicago, in case No. 201,462, in 
the Municipal Court, provided a 
proper waiver of the balance of its 
claim is made. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion and order from the Board of 
Local Improvements in re laying of 
water mains in certain streets in 
advance of paving (referred April 
26, 1915. page 21), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 



report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to lay and extend the 
necessary water mains, in advance 
of paving, in the streets named in 
the communication from the Pres- 
ident of the Board of Local Im- 
provements attached hereto and 
made a part hereof: 

Albany avenue, from 39th street 
to Archer avenue. 

Avers avenue, from Avondale ave- 
nue to Grace street. 

Airdrie place, from Broadway to 
Sheridan road. 

Central avenue, from Division 
street to North avenue. 

Crawford avenue, from 31st street 
to 33rd street. 

Constance avenue, from 75th 
street to 79th street. 

Clarendon avenue, from Eastwood 
avenue to Lakeside place. 

Drake avenue, from Franklin 
boulevard to Ohio street. 

Escanaba avenue, from 95th street 
to 99th street. 

Evans avenue, from 67th street 
to 69th street. 

Hermitage avenue, from 34th 
street to 38th street. 

Hamlin avenue, from Avondale 
avenue to Byron street. 

Kenmore avenue, from Foster 
avenue to Sheridan road. 

Kenneth avenue, from 22nd street 
to Ogden avenue. 

Kildare avenue, from 15th street 
to 16th street. 

Keystone avenue, from Division 
street to Chicago avenue. 

Mackinaw avenue, from 87th 
street to Harbor avenue. 

lOist street, from Indianapolis 
avenue to Avenue N. 

Potomac avenue, from Cicero ave- 
nue to Lavergne avenue. 

Ridgeway avenue, from 31st 
street to 32nd street. 



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Spaulding avenue, from 24th 
street to 26th street. 

67th street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Stony Island avenue. 
/ 79th street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Saginaw avenue. 

70th place, from Princeton ave- 
nue to G. R. I. & P. Ry. 

66th place, from Rossano street 
to Stony Island avenue. 

20th street, from California ave- 
nue to alley east of Marshall boule- 
vard. 

28th street, from Troy street to 
Kedzie avenue. 

39th place, from Archer avenue 
to Kedzie avenue. 

Ravenswood avenue (west road- 
way), from Montrose avenue to 
Lawrence avenue. 

Winchester avenue, from Mont- 
rose avenue to Lawrence avenue. 

Lincoln street, from Montrose 
avenue to Lawrence avenue. 

Sunnyside avenue, from Robey 
street to Ravenswood avenue. 

Wilson avenue, from Robey street 
to Ravenswood avenue. 

Leland avenue, from Robey street 
to Ravenswood avenue. 

Colfax avenue, from 83rd street 
to 87th street. 

Saginaw avenue, from 83rd street 
to 87th street. 

Marquette avenue, from 83rd 
street to 87th street. 

Manistee avenue, from 83rd street 
to 87th street. 

Burnham avenue, from 83rd 
street to 87th street. 

Muskegon avenue, from Baltimore 
avenue to 87th street. 

Escanaba avenue, from 84th 
street to 87th street. 

Exchange avenue, from 84th 
street to 87th street. 

84th street, from Colfax avenue 
to Baltimore avenue. 

85th street, from Colfax avenue 
to Commercial avenue. 



86th street, from Colfax avenue 
to Commercial avenue. 

89th street, from Escanaba ave- 
nue to South Chicago avenue. 

87th street, from Commercial 
avenue to South Chicago avenue. 

Colfax avenue, from 87th street 
to South Chicago avenue. 

Saginaw avenue, from 87th street 
to 89th street. 

Marquette avenue, from 87th 
street to 89th street. 

Manistee avenue, from 87th street 
to 89th street. 

Muskegon avenue, from 87th 
street to 91st street. 

Baltimore avenue, from Commer- 
cial avenue to 90th street. 

Houston avenue, from Baltimore 
avenue to 87th street. 

85th street, from Cemmercial 
avenue to Baltimore avenue. 

86th street, from Commercial 
avenue to Baltimore avenue. 

87th street, from Commercial 
avenue to South Chicago R. R. 

88th street, from Houston avenue 
to Baltimore avenue. 

89th street, from Houston avenue 
to Baltimore avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Capitain, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 12, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was recommit- 
ted (April 26, 1915, page 4602) an 
ordinance granting rights to the 
Chicago Railways Company in Chi- 
cago avenue from Clark street to 



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May 17, 1915. 



the Lake Shore Drive, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the same in the form 
recommitted, but with the date 
specified for completion as August 
1, 1915 [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 396]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, whom you directed 
(March 22, 1915, page 4040), to in- 
clude in its 1915 enforced-car-line 
extensions. West Division street 
from North Cicero avenue to North 
Austin avenue, and West North ave- 
nue from North Cicero avenue to 
North Austin avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying nine 
amendatory ordinances to provide 
as 1915 enforced-car-line exten- 
sions those upon the streets and 
between the limits as follows : 

Kedzie avenue, from Lawrence 
avenue to Foster avenue; 

Kedzie avenue, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Elston avenue; 

Kedzie avenue, from 63rd street 
to 67th street; 

Ashland avenue, from 79th street 
to 85th street; 

Crawford avenue, from Bohemian 
Cemetery to Bryn Mawr; 

Belmont avenue, from Crawford 
avenue to Cicero avenue; 

North avenue, from LaVergne 
avenue to Austin avenue; 

Division street, from Cicero ave- 
nue to Austin avenue; and 



State street, from 81st street to 
95th street. 

[Ordinances printed in Pamphlet 
No. 399]. 

ReSipectfuUy submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, whom you directed 
(April 26, 1915, page 44) to pre- 
pare and submit a Bill to be sub- 
mitted to the Legislature to au- 
thorize unified operation or a mer- 
ger of the surface and elevated 
lines, and (April 27, 1914, page 26) 
to take steps to bring about a mer- 
ger of the surface and elevated 
lines, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
transmit to you the accompanying 
two Bills. One is a Bill for an Act 
to provide for consolidation or 
operating unification of street rail- 
ways and other railroads lying 
principally within a single City or 
village. The second is a Bill for 
an Act to amend the Act of May, 
1903, generally known as the 
"Mueller Act." 

The first is necessary to a gen- 
eral merger or consolidation be- 
cause the street railways and the 
elevated railroads are organized 
under different acts, which do not 
permit of consolidation. The sec- 
ond is necessary if the same pro- 
vision for municipal ownership is 
to be made for the consolidated 
company that is now^ in effect for 
the surface street railways. 

Y^our Committee recommends that 
you approve these Bills and trans- 
mit them to the General Assembly 
with the recommendation that they 



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211 



be enacted. [Bills printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 399]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND 
BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges submitted the 
following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Littler, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 17, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges, to whom 
were referred 

(February 15, 1915, page 3559) 
an ordinance amending Section 
1144 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, in reference to the require- 
ment for the towing of vessels in 
the river by tugs; 

(June 29, 1914, page 1092) an 
order directing the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges to 
take up for consideration the 
advisability of amending The 
Chicago Code of 1911 in reference 
to the requirements for the tow- 
ing of vessels in the river; and 

(February 19, 1915, page 3636) 
a communication from the Mayor 
transmitting a communication 
from the President of the Chicago 
Association of Commerce re- 
questing an amendment to Sec- 
tion 1144 of The Chicago Code of 
1911 in reference to the require- 
ments for the towing of vessels in 
the river, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the" passage of said ordi- 
nance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 397]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. E. Littler, 

Chairman. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 11, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 
10, 1915, page 118) an order direct- 
ing the Corporation Counsel to take 
the necessary legal steps to secure 
the rights of the City to an alley 
in the block bounded by Addison 
street, Cornelia avenue. Pine Grove 
avenue and Sheridan road, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby or- 
dered and directed to take the 
necessary legal steps to secure the 
rights of the City of Chicago in and 
to the certain alley affected by a 
certain deed of vacation by the 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago, affect- 
ing the public alley in the block 
bounded by Addison street, Cornelia 
avenue, Sheridan road and Pine 
Grove avenue, in Drexel's Resubdi- 
vision of block twelve (12), of 
Hundley's Subdivision of lots three 
(3) to twenty-one (21), and thirty- 
three (33) to thirty-seven (37), in- 
clusive, in Pine Grove, a Subdivi- 
sion of fractional Section twenty- 
one (21), Township forty (40) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in 
accordance with his opinion there- 
on to the Superintendent of Maps 
under date of April 27, 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 



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May 17, 1915. 



on motion of Aid. Healy, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Oommittee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 
10, 1915, page 118) an order direct- 
ing the Corporation Counsel to take 
the necessary legal steps to secure 
the rights of the City to an alley 
in Block 1, in Taylor's 2nd Addition 
to South Chicago, Section 5-37-15, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby ordered 
and directed to take the necessary 
legal steps to secure the rights of 
the City of Chicago in and to the 
certain alley affected by a certain 
deed of vacation by the Chicago 
City Bank and Trust Company, af- 
fecting the public alley in Resubdi- 
visionof lots one (1), two (2), three 
(3), twenty-four (24), twenty-five 
(25) and twenty-six (26), in block 
one (1), in Taylor's 2nd Addition to 
South Chicago in southwest frac- 
tional quarter (%) of Section five 
(5), Township thirty-seven (37) 
North, Range fifteen (15), east of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in 
accordance with his opinion there- 
on to the Superintendent of Maps 
under date of April 27, 1915. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healx, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Healy, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 11, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 
10, 1915, page 157) an order grant- 



ing permission to the American '■ 
Posting Service to maintain and op- i 
erate a scale in the alley adjoining 
premises known as 757 West Jack- \ 
son boulevard, having had the same ' 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said order: \ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner ' 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to issue a permit to 
American Posting Service to main- 
tain and operate a scale in the alley 
adjoining the premises located at ■ 
757 West Jackson boulevard, in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifica- 
tions to be filed with and approved 
by the said Commissioner of Public 
Works, upon the filing of the appli- . 
cation and bond and payment of the ' 
initial compensation provided for 
by ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 11, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council ; 
Assembled: \ 

Your Committee on Streets and '• 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 
10, 1915, page 149) an order grant- ; 
ing permission to E. S. Pike to con- 
struct a ventilating shaft in Mon- 
roe street, to connect engine room 
at 39 South State street with the 
tunnels of the Illinois Tunnel Com- 
pany, having had the same under j. 
advisement, beg leave to report and * 
recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That permission is here- 
by granted to E. S. Pike to construct jl 
a ventilating shaft in Monroe street H 
connecting the Engine Room at 39 i 
S. State street with the Illinois 
Tunnel Co., in accordance with plans 
attached. The said ventilating shaft 



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to be removed at any time on order 
of the City Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as follows : 

Chicago, May 11, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
(February 9, 1914, page 4058) 
an order directing the City to 
acquire a strip of land to widen 
the alley running west from Ada 
street between West Lake and 
West Randolph streets; 

(March 29, 1915, page 4159) 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Arnold Bros, to 
construct, maintain and use a 
dummy elevator in the sidewalk 
space of Eagle street; and 

(March 29, 1915, page 4159) 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Walworth Man- 
ufacturing Company to install, 
maintain and use a dummy ele- 
vator in the alley in the block 
bounded by West Madison, South 
Jefferson, West Monroe and South 
Desplaines streets, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said re(port. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



BUILDINGS AND CITY HALL. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 



report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(May 3, 1915, page 99) a'n order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to Edward Allen to construct 
two dormer windows on the build- 
ing at 2641 North California avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Edward Allen to construct 
two dormer windows on the build- 
ing at 2641 North California ave- 
nue, as per plans now on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Build- 
ings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(May 3, 1915, page 104) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to William Anderson to build 
a frame bay window as an addition 
to the building at 1936 Nebraska 
avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 



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May 17, 1915. 



are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to William Anderson to build 
a frame bay window as an addition 
to building located on premises 
known as 1936 Nebraska avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 45) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to Mrs. William Auer to 
erect and maintain a porch on the 
rear of the building at 6151 Win- 
throp avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage 
of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to Mrs. Wm. Auer 
to erect and maintain a porch on 
rear of building known as No. 6151 
Winthrop avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 8, 1915, page 4312) an order 



directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to allow Mr. 
Jolly to use the living rooms as 
now constructed in the attic of the 
building at 537 West 44th place, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permit the 
occupancy of the living rooms as 
now constructed in the attic of the 
building at 537 West 44th place, 
provided that the said building shall 
not be occupied by more than one 
family. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, oil 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 48) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to allow the 
building at 1402 North Lawndale 
avenue to be completed according to 
plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow the 
building at 1402 North Lawndale 
avenue to be completed according 
to plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



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215 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid.' Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Yiour Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 12, 1915, page 4405) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit the 
completion of the building at 2615 
Shields avenue, having had the 
same under advisemeilt, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following substitute 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow the 
completion of the building at 2615 
Shields avenue, provided that not 
more than one apartment shall be 
constructed on each floor, and pro- 
vided, further, that the occupancy 
of said building shall only be per- 
mitted until such time as the prem- 
ises immediately to the north shall 
be improved in such manner as to 
cut off light and ventilation. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Yiour Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(March 22, 1915, page 4026^ an or- 
der directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a 



permit to G. W. Bysong to build 
an addition to the building at 1515 
Roscoe street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following substitute order: 
• 
Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to G. W. Bysong to erect an 
addition to the building at 1515 
Roscoe street, as per plans sub- 
mitted to the Commissioner of 
Buildings, provided that the said 
building shall comply with all re- 
quirements of the (Ordinances of the 
City of Chicago except the provision 
prohibiting the erection of frame 
buildings within the fire limits. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Yiour Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 4570) an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to W. 
B. Crane & Co. to erect a frame 
shelter shed on premises known 
as 913 West 22nd street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to W. B. 
Crane and Company, 913 West 22nd 
street, Chicago, Illinois, to construct 
a frame shelter shed on premises 
owned or controlled by said com- 
pany, same to be One Hundred (100) 
feet long. Fifty (50) feet wide, 



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Twenty (20) feet high in center, and 
Sixteen (16) feet high on either 
side. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 8, 1915, page 4288) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to J. W. Embree to construct 
a frame addition to the frame resi- 
dence at 635 Woodland Park, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed tio issue a per- 
mit to J. W. Embree to construct a 
frame addition to the frame resi- 
dence at 635 Woodland Park. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 39^ an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit Mrs. 
Finnegan to remodel building lo- 
cated at 3656 South Union avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 



ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permit Mrs. 
Finnegan to remodel building lo- 
cated at 3656 S. Union avenue. 
Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on n 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and I 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the ? 

City of Chicago in City Councilll 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and.l 

City Hall, to whom was referred J 

(April 26, 1915, page 45) an order? 

directing the Commissioner of it 

Buildings to permit G. U. Gairingg 

to maintain the wooden sign nowv 

constructed on the roof or the rear;! 

building at 4935 Broadway, having; 

had the same under advisement, beg 

leave to report and recommend the^ 

passage of said order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner^ 
of Buildings be and he is hereby!) 
authorized to permit G. U. Gairingi 
to maintain the woiod sign, metal» 
covered, on roof of rear of buildin&j^ 
No. 4935 Broadway. 

That part of building upon which:t 
sign is erected is located 55 feet^ 
away from a public street or alley.' 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 

the fallowing report, which was, on 

motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 

ordered published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 



■H. 



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City Hall, to whom was referred 
(May 3, 1915, page 93) an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to allow Henry J. 
Huening to install steel ceiling 
finish on side walls of building at 
4660 and 4662 North Rockwell 
street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow Henry 
J. Huening to install steel ceiling 
finish on side walls of building 
known as 4660 and 4662 North 
Rockwell street without plastering 
brick walls. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 26, 1915, page 46) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to E. A. Johnson to con- 
struct two dormers on the building 
at 1928 Patterson avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to E. A. Johnson to allow the 
construction of two dormers on 
premises known as 1928 Patterson 
avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicag^o in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(May 3, 1915, page 82) an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to the 
Red River Lumber Company to erect 
a metal-faced signboard on the roof 
of the two-story office building at 
2221-3 South Ashland avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Red River Lumber Company for the 
erection of a metal-faced signboard, 
ten feet high and 34 feet long, on 
the roof of two-story office build- 
ing occupied by said ciompany at 
2221-3 South Ashland avenue, said 
sign to be used for advertising the 
business of the Red River Lumber 
Company conducted on said prem- 
ises. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 8, 1915, page 4314) an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit R. 
W. Smith to erect an addition to 
the building at 7229 South Sanga- 



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May 17, 1915. 



mon street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to permit R. W. Smith to 
make addition to building located 
at 7229 S. Sangamon street, by 
building a pantry and clothes closet 
t)o it, 4 ft. by 14 ft. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Coimcil 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(April 12, 1915, page 4412) an or- 
der directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to the Tiger Baseball Club to 
erect a building at North Kilpatrick 
avenue and West Lake street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Tiger Baseball Club for 
the erection of a building at North 
Kilpatrick avenue and West Lake 
street, as per plans to be filed with 
the Commissioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 



Chicago, May 14, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the ' 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: i 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom were referred 

(April 26, 1915, page 42) an or- 
der directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
the partitions to remain as now 
constructed in the building at 564 
West Adams street, occupied by , 
Steel Sales Corporation; , 

(April 26, 1915, page 42) an or- [ 
der directing the Commissioners ; 
of Buildings and Health to allow ' 
Kevilin Brothers to occupy the 
building as now constructed at 11 
I 1931 Fulton street; f ' 

I (May 3, 1915, page 91) an or- 

I der directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
the occupancy of the building as } 
now constructed at 1839 Bissell 
street; 

(April 26, 1915, page 4581) an J ! 
order directing the Commissioner 
of /Buildings to permit Frank 
Baird to maintain a billboard as 
now constructed on premises at 
4341 Armitage avenue; 

(April 26, 1915, page 45) an or- 
der directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue 
a permit to Leo Feldstein to 
maintain the enclosed porch as 
now constructed on the rear of 
the building at 1329 Winona 
street; 

(April 12, 1915, page 4408} an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue 
a permit to Doctors D. U. and L 
Anson Cameron for the construe- y 
tion of a three-story and base- 
ment apartment building at 19-31 
East Elm street; 

(April 12, 1915, page 4411) an 
order directing the Commission- 
ers of Buildings and Health to 
allow Henry F. Palmer to com- 
plete the repairs to the building 
at 9254 South Bishop street; 



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(April 12, 1915, page 4408) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to issue a permit to 
F. H. Gansbergen to erect an ad- 
ditional story on the building at 
Lincoln Park West and Belden 
avenue; 

(March 22, 1915, page 4260) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Health to allow A. Huert to oc- 
cupy and maintain the garage at 
1439 Lill avenue; 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said orders be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairmcm. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HEALTH. 

The Committee on Health sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Merriam, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 13, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (May 18, 1914, 
page 309; subsequently referred to 
new committee by resolution of 
April 26, 1915,) an ordinance pro- 
hibiting the making or manufactur- 
ing of mattresses out of second- 
hand material, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 395]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, May 13, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (April 26, 1915, 
page 4531; subsequently referred to 
new committee by resiolution of 
April 26, 1915,) a report -of the 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium 
containing, among other things, the 
history and provisions concerning 
said sanitarium, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the 
same be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Merriam moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. • 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to M. B. Donchian to erect and 
maintain a glass sign, six (6') feet 
by two (2') feet, in front of the 
premises known and situate No. 
23 South Wabash avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all the 
rules and regulations of the De- 



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May 17, 1915. 



partment of Public Works and the 
privilege hereby granted shall be 
subject to revocation by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Goughlin presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, It is contemplated by 
the members of the Board of Edu- 
cation and others to have the 
"salaries of all teachers and em- 
ployees decreased seven and one- 
half (71/2%) per cent, and 

Whereas, The teachers and em- 
ployees have struggled and labored 
to have and receive the salary they 
are getting, and the teachers of 
Chicago are entitled to credit and 
reward for being part of an insti- 
tution that is considered the best 
and most efficient in the country; 
and 

Whereas, A reduction in their 
salary would only tend to dishearten 
and discourage those who have 
made teaching their life's work, and 
would take a great deal of hard 
work and labor to again receive the 
salary that is today the schedule; 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, the Aldermen 
of the City of Chicago in City 
Council assembled, do hereby pro- 
test to the members of the Board of 
Education against the cutting of 
salaries of the teachers and em- 
ployees of the School Board. 

Aid. Goughlin presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Martin A. Ryerson to 
maintain and use, as at present con- 
structed, a vault under the surface 
of the north-and-south alley in the 
rear of premises known as Nos. 
131-141 South Wabash avenue, and 
a coal-hole in the surface of the 
alley over said vault, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to permit Theodore Age- ' 



lakos to erect and maintain a tem- 
porary store building of steel con- 
struction at 220 West Adams street, 
and an order directing said com- 
missioner to permit the Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad Company 
to construct an unloading platform 
and shed on its right of way be- 
tween West 24th and West 25th 
streets, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the McAvoy Brewing 
Company to install and maintain a 
water pipe under and across Lake 
Park avenue at a point 240 feet 
north of East 24th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Commitltee m 
Streets and Alleys. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Leon Cohen to erect and main- 
tain a running clock sign about 
21/2 feet in diameter in front of 
the premises known as 222 E. 
35th street. Said clock sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Norris presented a claim of 
Mrs. L. Friedman for a refund of 
water rates, and a claim of Mrs. 
Georgia Houston for compensation 
for death of son. which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi 



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nance changing the boundary lines 

of the 29th Ward to include the 

territory embraced in the former 
Village of Clearing. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

; Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klv^.ua, Petrkoske, Gul- 
lerton,, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the boundary 
lines of the Twenty-ninth Ward of 
the Gity of Ghicago be and they are 
hereby changed so as to include 
within the said boundaries of the 
Twenty-ninth Ward the former Vil- 
lage of Clearing, which has been 
annexed to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That all parts of or- 
dinances in conflict herewith, be 
and they are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue a permit to 



Theodore Hankes to place and main- 
tain a watering trough at West 25th 
place and S. Halsted street and con- 
nect the same with the water sup- 
ply pipe in West 25th place, in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be 
equipped with an automatic shut- 
off to prevent waste of water. The 
privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 
succeeding regular meeting of the 
Council at Tuesday, June 1, 1915, 
at 2:30 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion was lost, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas—Werner, Richert, Nance, 
McGormick, Cross, Tyden, Klaus, 
Ray, Healy, Kjellander, Haderlein, 
Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Fisher, 
Buck, Thos. J. Lynch— 20. 

yVa^5_Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Doyle, Martin, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatei, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Miller, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Hrubec, O'Toole, Rea, 
Michaelson, Toman, Janke— 37. 

Aid. Richert presented claims of 
L. A. Kapsa and Willis & Franken- 
stein for rebates of water rates, 
claims of Andrew Johnson, A. J. 
Reach and Ulrich Steiert for re- 
funds of 90% of special assessments 
for water supply pipes, and claims 
of Jacob Barnett, Louis Phillipson, 
Abraham Siegel and B. Wallbrasht 
for compensation for damage to 
property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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May 17, 1915. 



The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: Both sides of Ful- 
ler street from 397 feet northwest- 
erly of Loomis street to Loomis 
street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Richert, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gnl- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to install a (4") 
four-inch water service pipe free 
of cost, without meter, on the 
west side of South Fairfield ave- 
nue, 165 feet south of West 44th 
street, for the Immaculate Gon- 
ception Roman Gatholic Ghurch. 
Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to John Kelly to place and main- 
tain a watering trough at 3758 
Normal avenue and connect the 
same with the water supply pipe 
in Normal avenue, in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 



Said trough shall be equipped 
with an automatic shut-off to pre- 
vent waste of water. The priv- 
ileges hereby granted may be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Jake Letofsky to erect and 
maintain a board, sign, 1 by 2 feet, 
over the sidewalk in front of 
premises' known as 2909 West 
38th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to John M. Sarther to erect and 
maintain a galvanized iron sign, 
3 ft. by 5 ft., across the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known 
as 3432 S. Halsted street. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to term- 
ination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Julius 
Schufelbein to maintain frame barn 
at 962 West 35th street as at present • 
constructed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on i 
Buildings and Gity Hall. '\ 

Aid. Doyle presented a claim of 
Swift & Company for a rebate of ^ 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on ; 
Finance. 

Aid. Doyle and Martin presented 
a petition and order for opening 
West 41st street from South Fran- 



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223 



Cisco avenue to South Sacramento 
avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for widening West 39th 
street from South Robey street to 
South Western avenue, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Martin, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk 
on both sides of South Artesian ave- 
nue from West 39th street to West 
43rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Doyle, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipips, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommittee 
on Schools, Fire, Police and Givil 
Service be and they are hereby 
directed to take up with the 
Board of Education the question 
of fencing in and improving the 
property known as the Garter 
Practice School in the Sixth 
Ward. 



Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
install, without charge and with- 
out meter, a bubbling drinking 
fountain in front of, or in close 
proximity to, Hyde Park Genter 
playground, at the corner of East 
54th street and Lake Park ave- 
nue. 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
install, without charge and with- 
out meter, bubbling drinking 
fountains in front of or in close 
proximity to the following 
schools : 

Hyde Park High School, East 
62nd street and Stony Island ave- 
nue; 

Garter Practice (New), East 
58th street and South Michigan 
avenue; 

Garter Practice (Oldi, East 
61st street and South Wabash 
avenue ; 

Burke School, South Park ave- 
nue and East 54th street; 

Burke Branch School, Prairie 
avenue and East 52nd street; 

Farren School, South Wabash 
avenue and East 51st street; 

Kenwood School, Blackstone 
avenue and East 50th street; 

Kozminski School, East 54th 
street and Ingleside avenue; 

Ray School, East 57th street 
and Kimbark avenue; 

Ray Branch School, East 56th 
street and Stony Island avenue; • 

Willard School, St. Lawrence 
avenue and East 49th street. 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to L. Elsinger, to erect and main- 
tain a board sign, 3" by 18", in 
front of the premises known as 
1159 E. 55th street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and 



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regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to J. Sullivan to maintain a drive- 
way at 1123-25 East 47th street; 
said permit to be issued and work 
to be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, There are now pending 
before the General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, Senate Bills 382, 
393 and 422, and House Bills 762, 
815 and 846, all of which bills are 
bills to .create a state board of cen- 
sorship over the exhibition of mov- 
ing pictures; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has 
for more than eight years past been 
engaged in censoring moving pic- 
tures under and by virtue of vari- 
ous ordinances, conferring said 
duties upon the General Superin- 
tendent of Police, and during which 
period of eight years many thou- 
sands of films have been examined: 
and 

Whereas, The General Superin- 
tendent of Police in denying or 
granting permits has given general 
satisfaction to the people of the 
Cjty of Chicago although repeatedly 
contested in the courts of Cook 
County and in the United States 
court, and said courts have, without 
exception, upheld the action of the 
General Superintendent of Police, 
and the Supreme court of the State 
of Illinois has expressly commended 
the ordinance of the City of (Chi- 
cago in the case of Block v. City of 
Chicago. 239 111. 251; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 



now maintains a large board for the 
censoring of moving pictures; and 

Wherk\s, a state-wide board 
would not properly express the 
wishes of the people of each com- 
munity; and 

Whereas, Every city, town and 
village in the State of Illinois now 
has the power to avail itself of the 
right to supervise the exhibition of 
pictures within its own limits, there- 
by giving the highest degree oi 
Home Rule; and 

Whereas, A state censorship of 
moving pictures would withdraw 
the subject from the control of the 
representatives of the city and 
would place this most important 
power in the hands of persons not 
responsive to the people of the vari- 
ous cities; and 

Whereas, Home Rule in subjects 
of this kind is of the utmost im- 
portance and is most desirable; ana 

Whereas, The city governments 
are entirely competent themselves to 
deal with the subject of moving pic- 
tures; and 

Whereas, No occasion exists for 
the creation of a state-wide board 
of censorship; therefore be it 

Resolved, That in the interest of 
Home Rule the City Council hereby 
expresses its disapproval of the 
above mentioned bills and hereby 
expressly petitions the General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois not 
to pass either of said bills. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of 
Helen McNamara for compensation 
for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between East 57th street, East 
58th street. Cottage Grove avenue 
and Maryland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Nance, said estimate was ap- 



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proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt East 55th street 
from Everett avenue to 469 feet 
east of Everett avenue.' 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. McGormick, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Merriam presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Finance Com- 



mittee be and it hereby is di- 
rected to inquire into the rate of 
interest paid upon the City's 
share of the "net receipts" of the 
traction companies, or other funds 
in which the City of Chicago is 
interested under the ordinances of 
1907; and to recommend appro- 
priate action. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in Indiana avenue between 
East 71st street and East 75tli 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak. 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick. 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsev. 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha. 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in 
Prairie avenue between East 71st. 
street and East 75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance. 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam. 
Gross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel. 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 



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Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellandier, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Reams, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
\ays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in 
South Wabash avenue between East 
73rd street and East 75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
De Priest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
ler ton, Mulac, Kerner, RaV; Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, . 

A recommendation and ordinance 
for widening an alley between East 
65th street, East 65th place. Black- 
stone avenue and Illinois Central 
Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Weraer, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac. Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy. Bowler, Powers. Fick, 



Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- ; 

son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, ] 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey,/ i 

Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. \ 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 

Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. : 

Nays — None. | 

ALSO, I 

A recommendation and ordinance 
for opening and widening Cahokia 
avenue from East 73rd street to East 
75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak. 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67, 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick Dante avenue 
from Anthony avenue to South Chi- 
cago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. | 
McGormick, Kimball. Merriam, i 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause. Geiger. Bauler, Elli- 



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son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic concrete East 
End avenue from the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad to East 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
le'rton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fis'her, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic concrete 
Phillips avenue from East 72nd 
street to East 75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 



Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit : North side of West 70th street 
from South State street to Vincen- 
nes avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
leirton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Gross presented an ordinance 
establishing the width of the side- 
walk on the west side of Euclid 
avenue from East 74th street to East 
75th street. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Gross moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yea6— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



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Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance. 
McCormick. Kimball, Merriam^ 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols. Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, "^ Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler. Po\yers. Fick. 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler. Elli- 
son, Kjellander. Wallace. Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link. Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O^Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman. Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch. Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in order to save 
shade trees the sidewalk line on the 
west side of Euclid avenue from 
74th street to 75th street be and the 
same is hereby established at seven 
and one-half {IW, feet from the 
lot line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict with 
this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in effect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 

Aid. Cross presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion. 
duly passed: 

Ordered. That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to A. Weiss to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, a muslin 
sign across the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 10714 
Torrence avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of thp Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be viub.ject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings, tlio Conunissioner of 



Health, the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and 
they are hereby directed to 
issue all necessary permits to 
the Church of Christ, free of 
charge, for the erection of a frame 
church on premises located at | 
10522 and 10524 Avenue N. '| 

Aid. Cross presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit the 
Church of Christ to erect a frame 
church building at 10522-24 Avenue 
N, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Cross and Tyden presented ; 
an order directing consideration of 
the establishment of a playground in 
the Eighth Ward, which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 

Aid. Cross presented a claim of 
H. Dorneddes for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Tyden presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity Be and he 
is hereby directed to install and 
maintain two gasoline lamps on 
E. 74th place between Coles ave- 
nue and South Shore avenue. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permif 
to L. W. Wisz to erect and main- 
tain a board sign, 8 ft. by 2y2 ft., in ' 
front of premises known as 2644 
East 75th street. Said sign shall • 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 



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The Board of Locallmprovements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for opening Euclid ave- 
nue across the right of way of the 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between 
East 75th street and East 76th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Gross, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with granite or trap rock 
asphaltic macadam Euclid avenue 
from East 79th. street to South Chi- 
cago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Tyden, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Ypas — Coughlin. Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick Ewing avenue 
from East 94th street to 833 feet 
northwesterly of East 94th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Cross, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, NOrris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nai/s- — None. 



\L\TH WARD. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented an ordinance establishing the 
widths of the roadways of sundry 
streets. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam. 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healv, Bowler. Powers, Fick, 



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Miller, Krause, Geig-er, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the roadways of 
the following streets : Forrest ave- 
nue from 95th street to 99th street, 
Calumet avenue from 95th street to 
99th street, Prairie avenue from 
95th street to 99th street, 96th street 
from Michigan avenue to South 
Park avenue, 97th street from Mich- 
igan avenue to South Park avenue, 
98th street from Michigan avenue 
to South Park avenue and Indiana 
avenue from 95th street to 99th 
street, be and the same are hereby 
established at 26 feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Block presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and he 
is Jiereby directed to install lights 
at the following locations : At 
94th street and Vaughan avenue, 
and at or near 9227 Drexel ave- 
nue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and he 
is hereby directed to investigate 
the need of additional lights in 
the territory bounded by St. Law- 
rence avenue and State street, 
and 75th and 79th streets; also 
between State street and Yincen- 
nos road from 81 st street to 83rd 
street. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a permit to J. Koognger to 
install a 1^/4 -inch private iron 
service pipe in E. 87th street, 
from the intersection of South 
Park avenue, to supply premises 
known as 240 E. 87th street; same 
to be installed without meter. 

Aid. Block presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Jas. Rein- 
hart to construct a frame shed at 
7512 Vernon avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Vanderbilt presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Dr. I. H. Lyman, to erect and 
maintain a V-shaped board sign, 
2 ft. by 6 ft., in front of the 
premises known as 11120 S. Mich- 
igan avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered. That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health 
and the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and they are hereby 
directed to issue free of vcharge 
all necessary permits for the erec- 
tion of the Roseland School for 
Christian instruction at 226 to 
234 W. 104th street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to install, free of 
charge, a two-inch water service 
pipe, without meter, to supply the 
Roseland School for Christian in- 
struction at 226 to 234 West 
104th street. 



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231 



The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for opening and widening 
Woodlawn avenue from East 76th 
street to East 77th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas—Goughhn, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt a system of 
streets, as follows, to wit: Rhodes 
avenue from East 75th street to 
East 77th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderbilt, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the west and westerly side of Emer- 
ald avenue from West 120th street 
to the alley first south of West 
120th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea^—Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
bitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske 
and Gullerton presented an order 
directing that the Ghicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy Railroad Company 
be requested to establish a depot 
between South Racine and South 
Ashland avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Railway Terminals. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order for 
paving with brick the first alley 
south of West 14th street between 
Loomis and Laflin streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Pettkoske presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 



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Whereas, About three years ago 
the West Chicago Park Commis- 
sioners established the Carter H. 
Harrison small park at South Wood, 
South Lincoln, West 18th and West 
19th streets; and 

Whereas, No work of improve- 
ment has been done in said park for 
several years, with the result that 
it is in an unsightly and unfinished 
condition and is a disgrace to the 
park systems of the City of Chicago; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the West Chicago 

Park Commissioners be requested 

to clean up and improve said park. 

Aid. Pettkoske presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works and the General 
Superintendent of Police be and 
they are hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Women's Charitable Association 
and Day Nursery of St. Adalbert's 
Parish of Chicago to conduct a 
"Tag Day" for the benefit of the 
nursery operated by said parish 
on Sunday, May 23, 1915, on the 
southwest side of the city. 

Aid. Pettkoske presented an order 
for the purchase of a new motor 
"patrol" for the 23rd precinct, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance passed 
April 8, 1915, for the construction 
of sidewalks on both sides of Wash- 
burne avenue from South Western 
avenue to its western terminus. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin. Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, ■ 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance 
passed on April 8, 1915, and pub- 
lished on page 4295 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date for side- 
walks on both sides of Washburne 
avenue, from South Western avenue 
to its western terminus, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Joseph Pavelczak to construct build- 
ing at 1837 South Wood street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 
West 24th street from South Hoyne 
avenue to South Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Pettkoske, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickev, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



233 



Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee 
on Local Transportation be and 
they are hereby directed to take 
up for immediate consideration 
the matter of providing better 
street car service on the Milwau- 
kee avenue line from Lawrence 
avenue to the city limits. 
The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of South 
Whipple avenue from West 22nd 
street to West 26th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 

of Aid. Mulac, said estimate was 

approved and said ordinance was 

, passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNiehols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ray presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of South 
Talman avenue between West Con- 
gress street and West Harrison 
street, and part of South Talman 
avenue between West Congress 
street and West Van Buren street, 
and alleys in the block bounded by 
West Congress street, West Har- 
rison street, South Washtenaw ave- 
nue and the right of way of the G 
& N. W. Ry. Co., in F. W. and J. L. 
Campbell's Subdivision, in Block 4 
of Rockwell's Addition to Chicago, 
N. E. 14, Section 13-39-13 (West 
Chicago Park Commissioners bene- 
ficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Ray presented orders for pav- 
ing the east-and^west alley in the 
block bounded by Polk street, Arth- 
ington street. Independence boule- 
vard and South Springfield avenue, 
and the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by Independence 
boulevard. South Springfield avenue, 
Polk street and Lexington street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
establish a drinking fountain at 
the northeast corner of N. Camp- 
bell avenue and Wilcox street. 

Aid. Anderson presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Western Plumbing 
Supply Company to construct, main- 
tain and use an elevated switch 
track over, along and across the 
first east-and-west alley north of 
Fillmore street, east of South 
Spaulding avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



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May 17, 1915. 



Aid. Anderson presented a peti- 
tion and order directing that steps 
be taken for the abatement of the 
noise caused by the operation of 
street railway cars by the Chicago 
Surface Lines in the vicinity of 
West Madison street and Western 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Health. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of South 
Campbell avenue from West Madi- 
son street to West Jackson boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Ray, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
S:tts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lawley presented a claim of 
Mrs. Carrie White for compensation 
for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 
Hart street from West Austin ave- 
nue to West Kinzie street, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Lawley, deferred. 



ALSO, J 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of West Ohio street from 
North Robey street to North West- 
ern avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Lawley, deferred. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



f 



Aid. Utpatel presented the follow- v 
ing orders, which were, on motion,} 
d^uly passed: * 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and hQ is 
hereby directed to remove water 
meter from premises known as 
2801 West Division street, and to 
charge for water consumed on 
said premises on a frontage basis. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works and the General 
Superintendent of Police be and 
they are hereby authorized and 
directed to close to traffic the al- 
ley situated just north of Augusta 
street between North Washtenaw 
avenue and North California ave- 
nue between the hours of eight 
o'clock A. M. and four o'clock P. 
M. on all school days, said alley, 
being adjacent to the Lafayette 
Public School and being used as 
a playground in connection with 
the said school. 

The Board of Local Improvements \ 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement ■ 
sidewalk on a system of streets as ♦ 
follows, to wit : Both sides of Had- 
don avenue from North Western * 
avenue to North Rockwell street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion i 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was '' 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 



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235 



McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of North Hoyne ave- 
nue from Augusta street to West 
Walton street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Utpatel, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson. Kennedv, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts and Walkowiak pre- 
sented orders for paving with brick 
the north-and-south alley between 
North Carpenter and North Curtis 
streets, from West Ohio street to 
West Huron street, the north-and- 
south alley between North Curtis 
and North May streets, from West 
Ohio street to West Erie street, the 
east-and-west alley between West 



Huron and West Erie streets, from 
North Morgan street to North Car- 
penter street, the north-and-south 
alley between North May street and 
North Racine avenue, from West 
Kinzie street to West Superior 
street, and the east-and-west alley 
between West Erie and West Huron 
streets and the first alley north of 
West Huron street, from North Cur- 
tis street to North May street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Marion Barber Shop to erect 
and maintain two barber poles in 
front of premises known as No. 
505 West Madison street. Said 
barber poles shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority 
to The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago & St. Louis Railway Company 
to take up and relocate a certain 
switch track extending across North 
May street north of Carroll avenue, 
to construct a new switch track 
across said street and to relocate 
crossing gates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance 
changing the name of Raymond 
street, between Longwood drive and 
Lothair avenue, to "West 114th 
place," which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
?^treets and Allevs. 



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May 17, 1915. 



Aid. Healy presented an ordinance 
designating "West 15th street" as 
the name for an unnamed street ly- 
ing between West 14th place and 
West 15th place, extending west 
from South Canal street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between Fulton street, West 
Lake street, Ann street and North 
Elizabeth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alley between Warren avenue. West 
Madison street. North Paulina street 
and North Hermitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 



son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween West Randolph street. West 
Washington boulevard, Curtis street 
and North May street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, % 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of West Monroe street 
from South Racine avenue to South 
Ashland boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 



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237 



McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of North Morgan street 
from West Lake street to West 
Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of West Van Buren street 
from Throop street to South Ash- 
land boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on m6tion 
of Aid. Healy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 



Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke^ — 67. 
Nays — None. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Max Kass to erect and maintain 
a barber pole at the edge of the 
sidewalk in front of the premises 
known as 1006 W. 12th street. 
Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Joseph Miglionico to erect and 
maintain a clock, on iron posts, 
at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 919 
S. Halsted street. Said clock shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to L Soffer to erect and maintain 
a barber pole at the edge of side- 
walk in front of premises known 



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as 1151 W. Harrison street. Said t 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit M. 
Bottigliero to occupy building at 717 
South Ashland avenue as at present 
constructed, and an order directing 
said Commissioners to permit W. E. 
J. Michelet to remodel building at 
1252 West 12th street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order 
for payment to John J. O'Malley a 
salary of $80.00 per month, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Bowler presented a claim of 
Christ Heaney for wages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Powers, Bowler, Fick and 
Miller presented an order directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
to resurface Desplaines street, from 
West Harrison street to West 12th 
street, with asphaltic concrete, 
which was • 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of West Har- 
rison street from Loomis street to 
South Ashland boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Bowler, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 



McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsoy, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



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TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Franz presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Glattman Brothers to erect, and 
maintain for thirty days, a muslin 
sign, 10 by 3 feet, over the side- 
walk in front of premises known 
as 832 Maxwell street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Central Terminal 
Railway Company to maintain and 
operate, as now constructed, a rail- 
road switch track running across 
South Jefferson street, south of 
West 15th street, and across West 
14th place, west of South Canal 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance providing 
for the construction of a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of South 
Canal street from vacated West 12th 
place to vacated West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 



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of Aid. Fick, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Krause presented an order 
protesting against the alleged use of 
"strike-breakers" on certain public 
works now being constructed for the 
Gity of Ghicago. 

Aid. Krause moved to pass said 
order. 

Aid. Rodriguez moved to amend 
said order by inserting therein after 
the words "Pile Drivers" the fol- 
lowing language: 

"or now employing members of 
District Gouncil No. 14 of the 
Brotherhood of Painters, Dec- 
orators and Paperhangers of 
America, or now employing any 
members of any organized labor 
union of the Gity of Ghicago." 
The motion to amend prevailed. 
Aid. McGormick moved to refer 

said order to the Committee on 

Finance. 

. The motion to refer prevailed. 

Aid. Richert thereupon presented 
an order directing that notification 
be given to contractors engaged 
upon public improvements not to 
import persons from other cities to 
engage in such work. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 



Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

Aid. Rodriguez moved to amend 
said order, by striking out the 
words "such public improvements" 
in the last paragraph thereof, and 
by inserting in lieu of the words 
so stricken out the words "all public 
improvements." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said order as amended, 
the motion prevailed and said order, 
as amended, was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, .Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, .Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnad't, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole', Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Whereas, There now is and since 
May 1, 1915, has been a disagree- 
ment concerning the rate of wages 
and conditions of employment be- 
tween the Architectural Iron League 
and others representing the em- 
ployers and the industry having to 
do with the construction of steel, 
iron and concrete work reinforced 
by iron and steel, and the craftsmen 
regularly engaged in the erection 
and construction of such work as 
such employees; and 

Whereas, Such craftsmen are 
now and for a long time have been 
citizens and tax payers of the Gity 
of Ghicago, who have followed such 
work and specialized therein for 
many years, and who have achieved 



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special skill in the doing of the 
dangerous and intricate and labor- 
ious work in such craft; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is 
now engaged in the erection and 
construction of many public works 
and improvements, including piers, 
abutments, bridges, viaducts, water 
cribs, and municipal manufacturing, 
foundry, machine and garbage re- 
duction plants, the work for which 
has been let by various and divers 
contracts to divers members of the 
aforesaid Architectural Iron League 
and others; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is 
authorized by the terms and pro- 
visions of its contracts with the 
various contractors having charge 
of such public buildings and struc- 
tures, to take over such work in 
the event of the inability of the 
contractors for any reason to carry 
on the same; and 

Whereas, The timely and certain 
construction of the aforesaid public 
works are necessary to the health, 
comfort, convenience and business 
of the City of Chicago, the general 
public and its citizens and tax pay- 
ers; and 

Whereas, Any suspension of such 
work, or any effort at substituting 
the employees now engaged upon 
the said work, by employees im- 
ported from other cities and who 
have no special skill as craftsmen 
and no general obligation or re- 
sponsibility as citizens and tax pay- 
ers of the community, must neces- 
sarily lead to a lowering of the 
standard of the public welfare and 
be inimical to the business interests 
of the city that relies upon the 
purchasing power of the resident 
wage earner; and 

Whereas, The Local Union No. 
1 of the International Association 
of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental 
Iron Workers and Pile Drivers are 
and for many years have been an 
organization of craftsmen engaged 
in the particular and special indus- 
try of the erection and construction 



of iron and steel work and concrete 
work reinforced by iron and steel 
work, and as such have since the 
commencement of the erectioia and 
construction of the public works 
herein mentioned been engaged and 
employed thereon; and 

Whereas, It is the uniform his- W 
tory of the City of Chicago, extend- 
ing over a long period of years, that 
in any trades difficulty between em- 
ployers and employees, when an 
employer imported persons to take 
the places of the residents and 
citizens doing such special work, 
such imported persons have caused 
discord and unrest, and sometimes 
violence, and that they have fre- 
quently been of the criminal classes 
and have had criminal records; 

Ordered, That the City of Chi- 
cago, by His Honor the Mayor, 
notify the contractors engaged 
upon all public improvements, 
that any effort upon their part 
to import persons. from other cit- 
ies to engage in the above-men- 
tioned work, or any part thereof, 
would be violative of the princi- 
ple, intent and purposes of the 
specifications and contracts and 
inimical to the public welfare of 
the City of Chicago, its trades, 
business and industry, and that 
the importation of such men 
would tend against the erection 
and construction of such public 
works and improvements as 
above mentioned, in a safe, suit- 
able and proper manner. 

Aid. Krause presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is- 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to A. J. Ott to erect and maintain 
a barber pole at the edge of the 
sidewalk in front of the premises 
known as 1317 N. Clark street. 
Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 



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This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Krause presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, There is now and has 
been since May 1, 1915, a disagree- 
ment concerning the rate of wages 
and conditions of employment be- 
tween the Architectural Iron 
League, et al, and Local Union No. 
1 of the 'International Association 
of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental 
Iron Workers and Pile Drivers, 
etc.; and 

Whereas, This disagreement has 
cauged a condition of strike and 
lockout to exist between the above 
associations of employers and em- 
ployees resulting in a cessation of 
work upon municipal structures and 
threatening the peace and quiet of 
the city; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That His Honor, the 
Mayor, be and he is hereby re- 
quested to appoint a committee of 
three Aldermen, together with the 
Corporation Counsel and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, who 
shall use their best efforts to bring 
about a speedy, equitable and sat- 
isfactory adjustment of the con- 
troversy. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance granting consent to the Lin- 
coln Park Commissioners to take, 
regulate, improve, control and gov- 
ern for park and boulevard pur- 
poses that portion of North State 
street which lies between Schiller 
and Goethe streets. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Geiger moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 



Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, On the twenty-ninth 
day of June, A. D. 1914, the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, by 
vote of yeas sixty-six, nays none, 
passed an ordinance granting con- 
sent to the Lincoln Park Commis- 
sioners to take, regulate, improve, 
control and govern in the same 
manner as parks and boulevards 
under its jurisdiction are regulated, 
improved, controlled and governed, 
that portion of North State street 
from the intersection of Schiller 
street to the intersection of Goethe 
street; and 

Whereas, By reason of a clerical 
error in the date of certain papers 
connected with this matter, the city 
ordinance has been prevented from 
taking effect within the time therein 
fixed for such purpose; now there- 
fore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby 
given and granted the Lincoln Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, 
improve, control and govern in the 
same manner as parks and boule- 
vards under its jurisdiction are 
regulated, improved, controlled and 
governed, that portion of North 
State street from the intersection 
of Schiller street to the intersection 
of Goethe street. 

Section 2. That nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be con- 
strued as a waiver or relinquish- 



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ment by or on the part of the City 
of Chicago of any of its rights or 
powers in relation to the laying of 
water mains and pipes, building and 
repairing sewers and drains, laying 
electric or other wires owned or 
■controlled by the City of Chicago 
and regulating the openings for the 
same, making other underground 
improvements, including the con- 
struction of a municipal subway for 
street railway and other purposes, 
in the same manner and to the 
same effect that the City of Chicago 
might heretofore have done in that 
portion of said street described in 
Section 1 of this ordinance. 

All powers which the City of Chi- 
cago now has in relation to water 
mains and pipes, building and re- 
pairing sewers and drains, laying 
electric or other wires, o^Tied or 
controlled by the City of Chicago, 
and regulating the openings for the 
same, making other underground 
improvements, including the con- 
struction of a municipal subway for 
street railway and other purposes 
in streets and alleys of said city 
are hereby expressly reserved as to 
that portion of said street described 
in Section 1 hereof, in as ample a 
manner as if the aforesaid consent 
were not given. 

Section 3. That unless the said 
Lincoln Park Commissioners shall, 
within one year from the passage 
of this ordinance, select and take 
said portion of said street for the 
purposes aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force and 
effect, and the consent hereby given 
shall be deemed to be withdraw^n. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Time Fixed Fop Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance fixing the time for the next 
-succeeding regular meeting at 
Monday, May 24, 1915. at 2:30 
o'clock P. M. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Geiger moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Walkowiak moved to amend 
said ordinance, by striking out the 
words and figures "at 2:30 o'clock 
P. M.", and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "at 
7:30 o'clock P. M." 

The motion to amend prevailed. '* 

The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedv, Dempsev, 
Littler, Hrubec. OToole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Xays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next meeting 
of the Council to be held after the 
meeting of May 17, 1915, be and 
the same is hereby fixed to be held 
on Monday, May 24, 1915, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Geiger presented a petition 
containing frontage consents of 
property-owners to the construction, 
maintenance and operation of a 
street railway in, upon and along 
Chicago avenue from North Clark 



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street to the Lake Shore drive, 
which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works for verification. 

Aid. Geiger presented claims of 
Mary Fleming and Frank Florida 
for wages, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Geiger presented an order 
for paving with brick the alley in 
the block bounded by East Ohio 
street, East Grand avenue, Rush 
street and Lincoln parkway, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ellison and Bauler presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Wiorks be and he is 
hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to The Seng Company to 
maintain and operate a scale in 
the street adjoining the premises 
located at 1456 Dayton street, in 
accordance with plans and speci- 
fications to be filed with and ap- 
proved by the said Commissioner 
of Public Works, upon the filing 
of the application and bond and 
payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinance. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Chicago Title & Trust 
Company, Trustee, to construct and 
maintain a railroad switch track 
across West Ontario street, east of 
Kingsbury street, and directing the 
removal of a switch track now ex- 
tending across said street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Kjellander presented an or- 



der for paving with brick a system 
of alleys lying between Oakdale 
avenue, Diversey boulevard. North 
Halsted street and Burling street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Wallace presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
dtily passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to United Austrian Hungarian 
Society to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, a banner across 
the street at West North avenue 
and Larrabee street. Said ban- 
ner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Wallace and Bauler and 
others presented an order for the 
elevation of the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company from Montrose ave- 
nue south to the Union Station, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on the east side of Sem- 
inary avenue from Oakdale avenue 
to Diversey parkway. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Kjellander, said esti- 
mate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 



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Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and. he is 
hereby directed to cause the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railway 
Company to install drip pans un- 
der the elevated structure of said 
road over Barry and Wellington 
avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Tom Yalanzon to erect, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign over the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 2805 Lin- 
coln avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Haderlein presented an or- 
der for an estimate and ordinance 
for opening North Paulina street, 
immediately north of Diversey 
parkway, to a width of 66 feet, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Capitain presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 

of Public Works be and he is 



hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a permit to the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway 
Company to tap the w^ater supply 
pipe at the intersection of How- 
ard and North Paulina streets, 
and to install with meter, a four- 
inch water supply pipe to supply 
water tank on the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany right of way, approximately 
400 feet north of Howard street; 
said meter to be furnished, in- 
stalled and maintained at owner's 
expense in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to The May Festival Association 
to string and maintain a banner, 
for thirty days, across North 
Dearborn street between build- 
ings numbered 35 and 40 North 
Dearborn street. Said banner 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Capitain presented a petition 
and order for changing the name of 
Joymore street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Capitain presented a claim 
of Roy Freir for a refund of water 
rates, and a claim of The Ryan 
Company for reimbursement of cost 
of repairing street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Link presented an order for 
paving Greenview avenue north of 
Devon avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Capitain and Link presented 
an order for a sidewalk on Broad- 
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moral avenue, and orders for open- 
ing Eastwood and Leland avenues 
from Clarendon avenue to Lake 
Michigan, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as 
follows, to wit: South and south- 
erly side of Brompton avenue from 
Broadway to North Halsted street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner,, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'TooIe, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of Thome avenue from 
Glenwood avenue to North Glark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Gapitain, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 



son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Ridge avenue between North Glark 
street and Broadway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest^ Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball. Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in a system of streets as 
follows : North Ashland avenue 
from a point 455 feet south of 
Albion avenue to Schreiber avenue, 
'etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Gapitain, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



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Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented an ordi- 
nance requiring the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company to complete the con- 
struction of an extension of its 
street railway in North Western 
avenue from Lincoln avenue to 
Bryn Mawr avenue on or before 
June 15, 1915. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Lipps moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

" The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin. Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner^ Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawiey, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch,' Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 



Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in lieu of com- 
pletely constructing and placing in 
operation by May 1, 1915, the ex- 
tension of its system in Western 
avenue from Lincoln avenue to 
Bryn Mawr avenue, as required by 
the ordinance passed July 7, 1913, 
and the amendatory ordinances 
passed on July 30, 1913, Nov. 3, 
1913, Dec. 8, 1913, Jan. 5, 1914, July 
2, 1914 and Dec. 28, 1914, and now 
in force, to the Chicago Railways 
Company, be and it is hereby au- 
thorized and required to complete 
the construction of said extension 
and place the same in operation on 
or before the 15th day of June, A. 
D. 1915. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and approval. 

Aid. Lipps presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Oruered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Lawrence Fitzpatrick to 
maintain a driveway at 4640-42 
North Clark street; said permit 
to be issued and work to be done 
according to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the Graceland Cemetery 
Company, a corporation, to main- 
tain three (3) driveways on the 
west side of Clark street; one 
about 100 feet south of Belle 
Plaine avenue, one about 240 feet 
south of Belle Plaine avenue and 
one about 600 feet south of Belle 
Plaine avenue; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done ac- 
cording to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



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Aid. Lipps presented claims of F. 
J. Klein and the Ravenswood Ice 
Company for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation 
and ordinance for widening North 
Irving avenue between Ainslie 
street and Argyle street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Pretzel, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, x Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawiey, Rodriguez, Utpatel. 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen. Keams, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman. Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
ers of Buildings and Health and 
the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and they are hereby 
directed to issue free of charge 
all necessary permits in connec- 
tion with the erection of the 
Gethsemane. German Evangelical 
Church at the southeast corner of 
North Monticello and Belle Plaine 
avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby instructed to issue to 
Wm. F. Healy, a licensed drain 
layer, a permit to lay 56 drains 



in Kelso avenue and Kasson ave- 
nue between Leland avenue and 
500 feet south, on the payment of 
one '$5.00 permit fee and the cost 
of inspection, the regular fee to 
pe paid whenever the drains are 
extended for use. Such work 
shall be done under the super- 
vision of the Bureau of Sewers, 
Department of Public Works, and 
in conformity with all the rules 
and regulations governing such 
construction, and privilege hereby 
granted shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Aid. Watson presented an order 
for paving Narragansett avenue 
from Irving Park boulevard to Ad- 
dison street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Kennedy presented an order 
directing the Corporation Counsel to 
begin proceedings for the forfeiture 
of the telephone rights and proper- 
ties of the Chicago Tunnel Com- 
pany. 

Aid. Kennedy moved to pass said 
order. 

Unanimous consent being refused 
for consideration of said order, Aid. 
Kennedy moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily, to permit such consid- 
eration. 

The motion to suspend the rule.«^ 
prevailed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Doyle, Nance, McCormick. Kimball, 
Merriam, Cross, Tyden, Block, Van- 
derbilt, Klaus. Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Rodriguez, 
Zwiefka, Fick, Miller, Krause, Gei- 
ger. Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Gnadt, Link. Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson. Buck, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 49. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Martin, McNichols, Pett- 



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koske, Lawley, Utpatel, Szymkow- 
ski, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Haderlein — 16. 

The question being put on the 
motion to pass said order, the mo- 
tion prevailed and said order was 
jtassed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Y^a^^Norris, Stern, Werner, 
Richert, Doyle, Nance, MoCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Fick, Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Had- 
erlein, Gnadt, Link, (Tapitain, Pret- 
zel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Demp- 
sey, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisber, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaba, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 58. 

Nays — ^Coughlin, Kenna, DePriest, 
Martin, Utpatel, Szymkowski, Bow- 
ler, Powers — 8. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, On October 5th, 1914, 
the City Council passed an order 
presented by Alderman Cullerton 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Service to institute an investiga- 
tion to determine whether the Chi- 
cago Tunnel Company (said Com- 
pany having purchased at a Master's 
Sale the rights and properties of the 
Illinois Tunnel Company, the as- 
signee of the rights and properties 
of the Illinois Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company) had a telephone 
system in operation in the City of 
Chicago serving 20,000 bona fide 
telephone subscribers; and. 

Whereas. Said order specified 
"that the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed, upon the 
receipt of the result of the investi- 
gation so conducted by the Com- 
missioner of Public Service, to pro- 
ceed in the name of the City of 
Chicago, to forfeit to the City of Chi- 
cago the telephone rights and prop- 
erties of the Chicago Tunnel Com- 
pany provided such action is war- 



ranted by the report of the said 
Commissioner of Public Service", 
and. 

Whereas, The Commissioner of 
Public Service has now completed 
said investigation and has sub- 
mitted a report to the Corporation 
Counsel and to the Mayor and City 
Council showing that the telephone 
system of the Chicago Tunnel Com- 
pany has only 14,833 stations and 
a smaller number of bona fide sub- 
scribers; arid. 

Whereas, The attorneys for the 
Chicago Tunnel Company have also 
admitted in a printed statement sub- 
mitted to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light, that said 
Company does not have 20,000 bona 
fide telephone subscribers; there- 
fore be it. 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel proceed at once in the name 
of the Qity of Chicago to forfeit to 
the City of Chicago the telephone 
rights and properties of the Chicago 
Tunnel Company in accordance with 
the forfeiture clauses in the fran- 
chise of said Company. 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
for an opinion from the Corporation 
Counsel as to the validity of the 
forfeiture clause contained in the 
ordinance running to the Illinois 
Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
and for an appropriation for special 
counsel to institute and prosecute 
proceedings for the forfeiture of the 
telephone rights and property of 
said company in the event that the 
Corporation Counsel does not in his 
opinion uphold the validity of said 
forfeiture clause. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

Aid. M'cCormick moved to place 
said order on file. 

The motion to place on file pre- 
vailed. 

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submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in Hobart avenue between 
No.rdica avenue and Newcastle ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate ■ was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, iinder- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A. recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in 
Hutchinson street between Milwau- 
kee avenue and North Cicero ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kprner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick Belmont avenue 
from Milwaukee avenue to North 
Grawford avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. .J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit : South side of Wellington ave- 
nue from North Avers avenue to 
North Springfield avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 



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son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, l 
Gnadt Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Li.pps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, 0"Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman. Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch. Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimaic and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Belle Plaine avenue between North 
Laramie avenue and Long avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern. Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block. Yanderbilt^ 
McNichols. Klaus, Pettkoske. Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts. Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son. I^ellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link. Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedv. Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch. Bergen. Kearns. Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman. Blaha. 
Thos. J. Lynch, janke— 67. 

\aifs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Hutchinson street between Milwau- 
kee avenue and North Cicero ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Norris, 
DpPriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tvden, Block. Yanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szvniknwski. Zwiefka. \\'alkowiak. 



Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son. Kjellander. W^allace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link, Capitain, Pretzfl, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. OToole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman. Blaha. 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Xays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Warner avenue between North Lar- 
amie avenue and Long avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern. Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross. Tyden. Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner. Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley. Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts. Healy, Bowler. Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause. Geiger. Bauler, Elli- 
son. Kjellander. Wallace, Haderlein,' 
(Tuadt. Link. Capitain. Pretz»d, 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsev, 
Littler. Hrubec. O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch. Bergen. Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson. Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch. Janke — 67. 

Xays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in Kimball avenue from 
Foster avenue to Carmen avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on inotion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner. Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tvden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, CuU 
lerton. Mulac. Kerner. Ray. And^r- 



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son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts. Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipfps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. .J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in a system of streets as 
follows: North Kostner avenue 
from Lawrence avenue to a point 
187 feet north of Argyle street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Watson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, K.jellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. .J. Lynch, .Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Littler presented an ordi- 
nance for the establishment of doick 
lines on the east side of the North 
Branch of the Ghicago River, be- 
tween Barry avenue and the first 
alley south of Belmont avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

Aid. Littler presented a claim of 
Frank Paschen for a refund of 



duplicate payment of water rates, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of North 
Rockwell street from Logan boule- 
vard to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Dempsey, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Y('as — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole (for Aid. McDermott, 
absent presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Rev. Schmitz to construct and 
maintain 2 driveways across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as west side of S. Bishop 
street 110 feet north of W. 51st 
street and 245 feet south of W. 
50th street; said permits to be 
issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done- in accordance 
with the terms of an ordinance 
passed July 28, 1913, governing 



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the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an ordi- 
nance establishing sidewalk line on 
the north side of West 69th street 
from South Western avenue to the 
right of way of the P. C. C. & St. L. 
R. R. Co., which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order 
for paving with brick West 51st 
street from South Western avenue 
to South Kedzie avenue, and an or- 
der for paving South Seeley avenue 
from West 55th street to West 59th 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidewalk on a system of streets as 
follows, to wit : South side of West 
53rd street from South Bishop street 
to South Ashland avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubec, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J, Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 



wit : South side of West 63rd street ^| 
from South Sacramento avenue to 
South Kedzie avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubec, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkow^ski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- .^ 
ply pipe in West 55th street from 
South Kostner avenue to South Kil- 
dare avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubec, said estimate was '■ 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas' — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner. Ray. Ander- 
son. Lawley. Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka, Walkowiak. 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, W\itson. Kennedy. Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea, Fisher. 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Kolin avenue from 
West 59th street to a point 210 feet 
south of West 60th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubec, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Cough Ini. T\<ji;na, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole and Wm. J. Lynch 
presented the following order, 
which was, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings, the Commissioner of 
Health and the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and they are 
hereby directed to issue, without 
charge, all permits necessary for 
the erection of the Berean Baptist 
Church at the northeast corner of 
West 52nd and South Dearborn 
streets. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kearns presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 



to Englewood Commercial As- 
sociation to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, banners and flags 
on West 63rd street from S. 
La Salle street to Stewart avenue. 
Said banners and flags shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Bergen presented a claim of 
Harry Gillard for wages, which was 

Referred to the Corpmittee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a cement 
sidew^alk on the east side of South 
Racine avenue from West 57th 
street to West 58th street, 

Which was, on motion of Aid. 
Kearns, deferred. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a permit to John F. Lacey 
and Mrs. George Haskell, presi- 
dent and secretary respectively of 
the Hamilton Park Improvement 
Association, authorizing the use of 
city water from fire hydrants, 
without cost, from April 1, 1915, 
to November 15, 1915, in consid- 
eration of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets : All streets in the 
territory bounded by West 69th 
street. West 74th street, the right 
of way of C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co. and 
Wentworth avenue and including- 
Harvard avenue and West 74th 
street; said permit to contain a 
condition that if said John F. 
Lacey and Mrs. George Haskell 
shall fail to clean said streets. 



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or any of them, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works or if said water 
is used for any other purpose than 
street sprinkling they shall pay to 
the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance 
of said permit, and if said John F. 
Lacey and Mrs. George Haskell 
shall fail to comply with the con- 
ditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to 
said John F. Lacey and Mrs. 
George Haskell until all charges 
have been paid. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order 
directing consideration of the ques- 
tion of fencing in and improving 
for playground purposes the vacant 
property owned by the Board of 
Education adjoining the Yale School, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
Alice E. O'Neil for a refund of 90% 
of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for a tile pipe 
sewer in South Leavitt street from 
West 99th street to the alley first 
south of West 95th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Y'^as — Conghljii. Iv<nna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle. Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szynikowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Silts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bnuler, Elli- 



son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Carpenter street 
from West 96th street to West 97th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fisher, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Y^as — Cough] in. Kciina, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Halsted street 
from West 95th street to West 93rd 
street produced from the west. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeoc! — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Mai tin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 



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son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Too'le, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in Laflin street from West 
77th street to West 78th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fisher, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
De Priest, Stern, Werner, Richer t, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnad't, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in South Sangamon street 
from West 87th street to West 88th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid, Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance »was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
De Priest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 



McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick' 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der for paving West Walton street 
from North Gicero avenue to North 
Lavergne avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 
North Lavergne avenue from West 
Chicago avenue to West Ohio street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnad't, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
a system of streets as follows: 



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North Laramie avenue from Fuller- 
ton avenue to Nevada street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatei, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
North Major avenue from West 
North avenue to Wabansia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatei, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnad't, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson. Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, OToole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson. Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: South side of Fullerton ave- 
nue from Mango avenue to North 
Maynard avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatei, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: South and southerly side of 
West Lake street from Latrobe ave- 
nue to Lorel avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, K<'.nna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatei, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Silts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace. Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link. Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy. Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, OToole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



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Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of North Sawyer avenue 
from Wrightwood avenue to Fuller- 
ton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenria, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, • Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpat'el, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast iron water sup- 
ply pipe in North Laramie avenue 
from West North avenue to Bloom- 
ingdale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — ^^Goughlin, Kehna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 



Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and he 
is hereby directed to install an 
electric arc light in front of the 
Hubbard Memorial Bohemian 
Presbyterian Church at 2524-8 
South Lawndale avenue. 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be an,d he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Kaufman Brothers to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the edge 
of the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as 3438 West 16th 
street. Said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Toman presented a claim of 
the Hubbard Memorial Bohemian 
Presbyterian Ghurch for a refund 
of permit fees, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Blaha presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Sarah Gohn to erect and main- 
tain a galvanized iron sign, 4 ft. 
by 3 ft., over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 3545 
West 16th street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 



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latioiis of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Orderrd. That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to George Duffy to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as the southeast 
corner of South Crawford ave- 
nue and West 12th street. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public W^orks. This 
l)rivilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Joseph Preston to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 3353 Ogden 
avenue. Said barber pole shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
. tion. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, 'esti- 
mate and ordinance for six-inch 
drains in South Harding avenue be- 
tween West 28th street and West 
33rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Toman, said estimate was 
ai)proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickev Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross. Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols. Klaus. Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
m\\, r.awley. Rodriguez, Utpatel. 



Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. .J. Lynch, .Tanke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A. recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of South Lawndale ave- 
nue from- West 18th street to West 
26th street, which was. on motion 
of Aid. Toman, 

Deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to 
wit: South side of West 16th street- 
from South Lawndale avenue to 
South Crawford avenue, etc., which 
was, on motion of Aid. Toman, 

Deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes 
in South Harding avenue between 
West 28th street and West 33rd 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Blaha, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley. Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy. Bowler. Powers, Fick. 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link, Capitain, Pretzel. 
Lipjis. Watson. Kennedv, Dempsev, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole. Wm. J. 



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259 



Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — ^^67. 
Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Whereas, A committee of the 
Board of Education of the City of 
Chicago has voted to recommend 
that the Board of Education reduce, 
IV2 per cent, the salaries of the em- 
ployes in the school system as a 
means of meeting an alleged pro- 
spective deficit in the budget for 
1915; and 

Whereas, The Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice on May 5, 1915, directed a sub- 
committee to initiate an investiga- 
tion into the present alleged neces- 
sity of closing the schools for a 
period or of reducing the salaries 
of the teachers and generally, into 
the present financial status of the 
school board and, also, the nature 
and extent of the responsibility of 
the City Council in connection with 
the finances of the Board of Edu- 
cation; and 

Whereas, The said subcommittee 
reported an urgent need of a 
thorough investigation of the ex- 
penditure of school funds voted by 
this Council and expended under the 
direction of the Board of Educa- 
tion, therefore, be it 

Ordered. That the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice, through the said subcommit- 
tee be and it hereby is authorized 
and directed to conduct the said in- 
vestigation, and be it further 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation be and it hereby is requested 
to place at the disposal of the said 
committee or subcommittee all 
books, documents and information 
that the said subcommittee may de- 
sire. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 



following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Henry C. Boes to erect and 
maintain a glass sign, 5^^ ft. by 
1 ft., over the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 4353 West 
Madison street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a 
claim of 0. Brandenburg for a re- 
fund of water rates, and a claim of 
John S. Clark for a refund of 90 
per cent of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Janke presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Gas and Electricity be and 
he is hereby directed to install an 
electric arc light on Lexington 
street between Lotus and South 
Central avenues. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick West 
Division street from Monticello ave- 
nue to 21 feet east of North Kenton 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, said es- 
timate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna. Xorris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Mickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley. Rodriguez, Utpatel, 



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Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy. Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
(inadt, T.ink, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Drake avenue 
from Augusta street to 8 feet north 
of Thomas street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Janke, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriesL Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormirk, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vianderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sit Is, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec. O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson. Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. .T. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

.Vrt>/.9 — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to- 
wit: South side of West Kinzie 
stroet from North Kostner avenue to 
North CictM'o avenue, etc. 

Hy unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Thos. .L Lynch, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, ])y yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yens — Couffhlin. Konna. Norris, 
DePri«»st. Storn, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey. Doyle. Mai'tin. Nance, 
McCormiclv. Kimball. Merriam, 



Cross, Tyden, Block, Vianderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nai/s — -None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
a system of streets as follows, to- 
wit : South side of West North ave- 
nue from North St. Louis avenue to 
North Central Park avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Janke, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vianderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Najfs — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
both sides of North Ridgeway ave- 
nue from .West Division street to 
West Chicago avenue. 

By imanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yras — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 



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261 



DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Eealy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — ^None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
West Monroe street between South 
Cicero avenue and South Laramie 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Janke, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
BePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, K,iellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Ke&rns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Standardization of Offices in the 
Department of Law. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of standardizing and classifying of- 
fices and positions in the Depart- 



ment of Law, deferred and pub- 
lished April 26, 1915, page 4532. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to recommit 
said report. 

Aid. Merriam moved to lay said 
motion on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 
was lost, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Stern, Werner, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Rodriguez, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Kearns, Buck — 10. 

A^ai/5— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Richert, Doyle, Martin, 
Nance, Gross, Tyden, Block, Vander- 
bilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Culler ton, Mulac, Ray, Anderson, 
Lawley, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Powers, Miller, Krause, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 53. 

The question being put on the 
motion to recommit, the motion pre- 
vailed. 



Appropriation for "Overtime" in 

Water Pipe Extension Division, 

Bureau of Engineering. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of an appropriation for "overtime" 
in the Bureau of Engineering, de- 
ferred and published May 3, 1915, 
page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 390]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



262 



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May 17. 1915. 



Hickey, Doyle, ^fa^tin, Nance. 
McGormick. Kimball. Merriam. 
Gross, Tyden. Block. Vanderbilt. 
McNichols. Klaus. Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner. Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez." Utpatel. 
Sz^-mkowski. Zwiefka. Walkowiak. 
Sitfs, Healy, Bowler. Powers. Fick, 
Miller, Krause. Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son. Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt. Link. Capitain, Pretzel. 
Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, Dempsev, 
Littler. Hrubec. O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch. Bergen. Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson. Buck. Toman. Blaha. 
Thos. J. Lynch. .Janke — 67. 

Xays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is 
hereby appropriated from the 
Water Fund the sum of Four Hun- 
dred Forty-six and Forty-three 
One-hundredths ($446.43) Dollars, 
to be set up by the City Comptroller 
and City Treasurer to the credit of 
such account or accounts as mav be 
designated by the City Comptroller. 
and to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works for overtime in the Water 
Pipe Extension Division of the 
Bureau of Engineering. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 



Appropriation for "Overtime" in City 
Comptroller's Office. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of an appropriation for "overtime" 
in the .City Comptrollers office, de- 
ferred and published Mav 3, 1915, 
page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in I'amphlet No. 390]. 

The motion prevailed and said 



ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern. Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam. 
Cross, Tyden. Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols. Klaus. Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son. Lawley. Rodriguez. Utpatel. 
Szymkowski. Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts. Healy, Bowler. Powers. Fick, 
Miller. Krause. Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace. Haderlein, 
Gnadt. Link, Capitain. Pretzel, 
Lipps. Watson. Kennedv. Dempsey, 
Littler. Hrubec. O'Toole. Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen. Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

yays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicayo: 

Section 1. That there be and is 
hereby appropriated from Miscel- 
laneous Receipts for the year 1915, 
not otherwise appropriated or 
pledged, the sum of One Thousand • 
($1,000.00) Dollars, to be set up 
by the City Comptroller and City 
Treasurer to the credit of such ac- 
count or accounts as may be desig- 
nated by the City Comptroller, and ^ 
to be expended under the direction 
of the City Comptroller for over- 
time work in his office. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 



Bill for Appraisiil of Pi'operty at 

Clarendon Avenue Bathing 

Beach. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committt>e on Finance in the matter 
of payment of bill for appraisal of 
property at the southeast corner of 
Clarendon and Wilson avenues, to be 
used for bathing beach purposes, 
deferred and published May 3. 1915, 
page 66. 

The motion prevailed. 



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263 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton. Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Naus — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works is hereby author- 
ized and directed to pay to F. D. P. 
Snelling & Company $100.00, and to 
Goldstine & Company $100.00, for 
expert services rendered in ap- 
praising the Loeffler property at the 
southeast corner of Clarendon and 
Wilson avenues, this amount to be 
charged to Account 502-V, Pur- 
chase of Real Estate for Pumping 
Stations, etc. 



Transfer of Two Horses from De- 
partment of Fire to Special 
Park Commission. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of transfer of two horses from the 
Fire Department to the Special Park 
Commission, deferred and published 
May 3, 1915, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed and. said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, McNich- 
ols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Law- 
ley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkow- 
ski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, 
Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, 
Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
tj?ansfer from the Fire Department 
to the Special Park Commission two 
horses, no longer of service to the 
Fire Department, and the City 
Comptroller is hereby authorized to 
make the necessary record of such 
transfer. 



Printing of Quadrennial Report of 
the Department of Health. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of the printing of the quadrennial 
report of the Department of Health, 
deferred and published May 3, 1915, 
page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martjn, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 



264 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



May 17, 1915. 



t 



Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, K,jellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
request of April 14, 1915, attached 
hereto, to advertise, receive bids 
and enter into contract with the 
lowest responsible bidder for the 
printing of quadrennial report of 
the Health Department in a sum 
not to exceed Twenty-five Hundred 
($2,500.00) Dollars, provided that 
the printing of said report shall 
comply with the ordinances pro- 
viding for printing specifications. 



Payment of "Overtime" in Repair 
Shop of Department of Police. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of payment of "overtime" in the re- 
pair shop of the Department of Po- 
lice, deferred and published May 3, 
1915, page 67. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DoPriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickoy, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormiok, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cro<^s, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lertnn, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 



Rental of Property for Eighteenth 
Ward Yard. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 

consideration of the report of the 

Committee on Finance on an order 

authorizing execution of lease for 

i rental of premises to be used for 

! the Eighteenth Ward yard, deferred 

and published May 3, 1915, page 68. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross,. Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner. Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez. Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son. Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 



son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the General Su- i 
perintendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 16th, 
1915, attached hereto, to allow 
three and seven-sixteenths days 
"overtime" for work in the Police 
Department shop for the period 
ending April 15th, 1915, and charge 
to appropriations heretofore made 
for the Department of Police. 



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Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. . J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a lease from 
John P. Kenny to the City of Chi- 
cago of the premises at the south- 
west corner of West Adams street 
and South Racine avenue, 97 1/2x100 
feet in size, for a term of five (5) 
years commencing May 1, 1915, at 
a rental of $75.00 per month for the 
first two years and $85.00 per 
month thereafter; such premises to 
be used for the 18th Ward Yard. 



Settlement of Claims of Erie & West- 
ern Transportation Company. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of settlement of claims of the Erie 
& Western Transportation Company 
for damages for injuries to steam- 
ships, deferred and published May 3, 
1915, page 68. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays' 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross. Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 2nd, 1915. 
attached hereto and made a part 
hereof, to settle five claims against 
the City of Chicago, three of which 
are in suit, for damage to steamers 
belonging to the Erie & Western- 
Transportation Company on ac- 
count of collisions at various 
bridges amounting to $3,296.73, and 
claims against the said transporta- 
tion company in favor of the city 
listed in the said communication, 
and amounting to $1,012.30, by 
allowing a judgment to be taken 
against the city in favor of the Erie 
& Western Transportation Company 
in the sum of Five Hundred 
($500.00) Dollars; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel shall give a covenant that 
the city will not attempt hereafter to 
enforce suit against the said trans- 
portation company on claims 
amounting to $156.21, $29.48, 
$348.38, and to proceed to collect 
said amounts from the towing com- 
panies, which may be liable to the 
city for damages in such amounts. 



Settlement of Sundry Claims of City 
for Compensation for Dam- 
age to Bridges. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of settlement of sundry claims of 
the city for compensation for dam- 
age to bridges, deferred and pub- 
lished May 3, 1915, page 68. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 



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order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McGormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaa«, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Rav Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hei*eby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 2, 1915, 
attached hereto, to settle with E. J. 
Fleming & Company, marine insur- 
ance agents and adjusters, the 
claim of the city against the West- 
ern Transit Company, Warrant No. 
E 1111, 1913, for damage to the 
Randolph Street Bridge by steamer 
"Troy" on February 20, 1913, 
$12.51; claim against the Pioneer 
Steamship Company, Warrant No. 
1765, 1909, for damage to the 106th 
Street Bridge on November 4, 
1908, by the steamer "Hanna", 
$63.00, and claim for damage done 
by the steamer "Sullivan" to the 
92nd Street Bridge on June 2nd, 
1912, Warrant No. 3953, 1912, 
$14.05, upon the payment to the 
City by said E. J. Fleming & Com- 
pany of the sum of Thirty-seven 
and Seventy-five One-hundredths 
($37.75) Dollars. 



Settlement of Claim Against Edward 
Hines Lumber Company. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of settlement of claim against the 



Edward Hines Lumber Company for 
compensation for damage to bridges, 
deferred and published May 3, 1915, 
page 69. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus. Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, , Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his 
recommendation of April 5, 1915, 
attached hereto, to settle claims 
against the Edward Hines Lumber 
Company for damages to various 
bridges, evidenced by Comptroller's 
Warrant 36140, $41.65; No. E 485, 
$1.50; No. E 498, $53.58; No. 12248, 
$158.05; No. 21599, $175.21; and No. 
E 1591, $11.63, by the acceptance 
from the Edward Hines Lumber 
Company of the sum of $108.36 in 
full payment of Warrants No. 
36140, E 485, E 498 and E 1591 and 
by giving a release and a covenant 
not to sue upon Warrant 21599, and 
the City Comptroller is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to cancel 
Warrant for Collection against the 
Edward Hines Lumber Company 
No. 12248, amounting to $158.05, 
and be it further 



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Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be directed to proceed 
to collect from the Towing Com- 
pany responsible for the damage 
the sum of One Hundred Seventy- 
five and Twenty-one One-hun- 
dredths ($175.21) Dollars charged 
under Warrant 21599 against the 
Edward Hines Lumber Company. 



Settlement of Claim Against Wm. H. 

Johnson for Payment of Bill 

for Water Rates. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of 
William H. Johnson for a decrease 
in water rates, deferred and pub- 
lished May 3, 1915, page 69. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capiiain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of Water be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to accept 
from William H. Johnson $40.00 in 
full payment of water bill — Sus- 
pense Account No. 2, 662 — amount- 
ing to $140.13, fcJr water estimated 



to have been used at premises 
6001-6003 Blackstone cvenue (for- 
merly Washington avenue), sup- 
plied through an unauthorized pipe 
not under control of the meter, for 
the period from February 3, 1908, 
to September 2, 1908, and to de- 
crease the balance amounting to 
$100.13 from and upon the books of 
the Bureau of Water, for the reasons 
given in the attached copy of letter 
from the Corporation Counsel, 
dated April 19th, 1915, the attached 
copy of letter from William H. 
Johnson, dated April 16, 1915, and 
the attached copies of reports and 
records, all of which are hereby 
made a part hereof; and for the 
further reason that additional ef- 
fort and expense to collect the 
whole amount are not warranted. 



Claim of Schulze Baking Company 

for Refunds of Payments for 

Water Rates. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of 
the Schulze Baking Company for a 
refund of water rates, deferred and 
published May 3, 1915, page 70. 

The motion prevailed. " 

Aid. Richert moved to amend the 
order submitted with said report, by 
adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing language: "(to be paid on 
duplicate receipt)". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order as amended was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaue, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 



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May 17, 1915. 



Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps," Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of April 1st, 1915, at- 
tached hereto, to issue a voucher in 
favor of the Schulze Baking Com- 
pany in the sum of One Hundred 
Eleven and Thirty-eight One-hun- 
dredths ($111.38) Dollars, $36.56 
being overpayment for water de- 
livered to 501-507 South Francisco 
avenue from February, 1914, to 
May, 1915, and $74.82 being over- 
payment for water delivered to 
509-513 South Francisco avenue 
from May, 1914, to May, 1915, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
said vouchers from Account 600 U 
(to be paid on duplicate receipt). 



Decreases of Sundry Uncollectible 
Bills for Water Rates. 

Al"3^Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of allowing decreases of sundry un- 
collectible water rates, deferred and 
published May 3, 1915, page 70. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith, decreasing 
bills of owners of premises known 
as 170 East Madison street and 1246 
West 12th street. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 



lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the following 
amounts due the City of Chicago, as 
shown on water frontage bills 
hereto attached and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full from 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
of Water, for the reasons stated in 
the reports attached to the said 
bills, from the Bureau of Water, 
which reports are hereby made a 
part hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are 
as follows: 
Suspense No.. 1, Account No. 

954, 170 E. Madison street. $445.00 
Suspense No. 1, Account No. 

1114, 1246 West 12th 

street 7.25 

Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report, 
decreasing bills against George R. 
Thorne and others. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNicholg, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Ivjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



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Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the following 
amounts due the City of Chicago, 
as shown on the water meter bills 
hereto attached and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full from 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
of Water, for the reasons stated in 
the copies of reports attached to the 
said bills, from the Bureau of 
Water, which copies of reports are 
hereby made a part hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are 
as follows: 

Book 24, Division S^ Folio 
252— Geo. R. Thome, 1321 

E. 47th street $ .53 

Suspense No. 2, Account 792 — 
C. E. Lindberg, 748 N. Lat- 

robe avenue 62 

Suspense No. 2, Account 782 — 
J. W. Conrad, 205-7 Lorel 

avenue 62 

Suspense No. 2, Account 795 — 

City Motor Livery Co., 

1710-18 Indiana avenue... 4.22 

Suspense No. 2, Account 772 — 

Schneider & Siefried, 200-4 

S. State street 4.79 

Book 19, Division W, Folio 
194— M. J. Madigan, 535-7 

N. Parkside avenue 6.72 

Suspense No. 2, Account 785 — 
Harry G. Peters, 1500-6 

Honore street 9.38 

Suspense No. 2, Account 750 — 
Mrs' S. Knoblock, 4569-71 

Oakenwald avenue 10.00 

Suspense No. 2, Account 793 — 
Chatham Field Stables, rear 
of 7900 Langley avenue... 10.32 
Suspense No. 2, Account 794 — 
Crown Cleaning & Dyeing 
Co., 2707 W. Division street 18.12 
Suspense No. 2, Account 756 — 
Auburn Park Laundry, 444 

W. 79th street 36.21 

Book 7, Division S, Folio 37 — 
U. S. Government Bldg., 
Clark street and Jackson bl. 91.10 



Sale of Old Water Meters. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter 
of sale of three old water meters, 
deferred and published May 3, 1915, 
page 71. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to return three 36-inch 
water meters to the National Meter 
Company, from which Company 
they were purchased in 1906, in 
accordance with his recommenda- 
tion of April 12th and letter of the 
National Meter Company attached, 
in which they offer to pay six hun- 
dred dollars ($600.00) for these 
three meters. 



Motor Trucks: Regulations as to 
Speed, Size and Capacity. 

Aid. Capitain moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Transportation 
on an ordinance regulating the 



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May 17, 1915. 



speed, capacity and dimensions of ' 
motor trucks, deferred and pub- 
lished May 10, 1915, page 127. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
387]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray. Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Prefzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For Regulating the Speed, Capacity 
and Dimensions of Motor Trucks 
Using the Public Highways. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. It shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation 
to operate, or to cause or permit 
any of his or its agents or employes 
to operate any motor truck on any 
pavement in the public streets or 
alleys of the City of Chicago, con- 
trary to the provisions of this or- 
dinance, nor unless the same shall 
comply in all respects, as to equip- 
ment, size, weight, width of tires, 
weight of load, speed, and all other 
matters herein set forth, with the 
requirements of this ordinance. 

Section 2. For the purpose of 
this ordinance a motor truck shall 
be defined as a self-propelled ve- 



hicle commonly used for commer- 
cial purposes carrying its load as 
a single unit, with non-detachable 
propelling power, equipped with 
tires of rubber or some material of 
equal resiliency. 

Section 3. All motor trucks 
operating on the pavements in such 
streets or alleys shall have tires of 
rubber or some material of equal 
resiliency of a width as hereinafter 
provided. 

Section 4. No motor truck shall 
be so loaded or operated that the 
total weight of the portion of the 
vehicle and load combined resting 
upon any wheel of same shall ex- 
ceed one thousand (1,000) pounds 
for each inch of width of tire upon 
such wheel, and no such vehicle 
shall carry a load of such weight 
that the maximum gross weight of 
vehicle and load combined shall ex- 
ceed thirty thousand (30,000) 
pounds, nor shall such load be so 
carried that the maximum gross 
weight of vehicle and load com- 
bined upon any axle of same shall 
exceed twenty-four thousand (24,- 
000) pounds. 

Section 5. No motor truck shall 
be operated on the streets or alleys 
of the city when the overall dimen- 
sions exceed one hundred and two 
(102) inches in width or forty (40) 
feet in length. 

Section b. It shall be unlawful 
to operate a motor truck at a 
higher rate of speed than is com- 
patible with safety to others, or at 
a rate of speed exceeding the maxi- 
mum speed permitted by the city 
ordinances or declared to be prima 
facie evidence of unreasonable and 
improper speed by the statute of 
the State of Illinois commonly 
known as the "Motor Vehicle Law" : 
Provided, That all motor trucks de- 
voted to saving life or property, 
when so engaged shall be exempt 
from the above speed restrictions; 
and Provided, Further, that the T-ate 
of speed of any motor truck shall 
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when such motor truck has a de- 
fective tire which tends to cause 
injury to the pavement or addi- 
tional noise. 

Section 7. No motor truck shall 
have any load or part of a load 
projecting more than four (4) feet 
beyond the rear end of the body 
or carrying part of such vehicle, 
unless, during the period between 
the hours of one-half (%) hour 
before sunrise to one-half (i/^) 
hour after sunset, there shall be 
firmly attached to the extreme' end 
of such projecting load or part of 
a load, in such a way as to be read 
by persons approaching from either 
side at the rear of such vehicle, a 
white sign of a size at least ten 
(10) inches long with the word 
"danger" printed thereon in black 
letters at least three (3) inches in 
height and with strokes at least 
one-half (%) inch in width, nor 
unless, during the period from one- 
half (%) hour after sunset of any 
day to one-half (%) hour before 
sunrise of the next succeeding day, 
there shall be a red light firmly at- 
tached to the rear end on the upper 
side of such projecting load or part 
of a load. Such red light shall be 
in addition to any other light re- 
quired to be carried by vehicles 
under any law of the State or any 
ordinance of the City. 

Section 8. It shall be unlawful 
for any motor truck to tow any 
other vehicle, unless such vehicle 
is accidentally disabled, and in such 
case the connection between such 
motor truck and such vehicle shall 
not exceed sixteen (16) f eet , in 
length. 

Section 9. Any person, firm or 
corporation violating or failing to 
comply with any of the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be fined in 
any sum not exceeding one hundred 
dollars ($100.00) for each offense, 
and whenever any motor . truck 
shall be operated contrary to the 
provisions of this ordinance, such 
unlawful operation shall be deemed 



a distinct and separate offense on 
each day that it is continued. 

Section 10. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force six (6) 
months after its passage and due 
publication. 



Tractors and Trailers: Regulations 
as to Speed, Size and Capacity. 

Aid. Capitain moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Transportation 
on an ordinance regulating the 
speed, capacity and dimensions of 
tractors and trailers, deferred and' 
published May 10, 1915, page 128. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 

387]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

an ordinance 

For Regulating the Speed, Capacity 
and Dimensions of Tractors and 
Trailers Using the Public High- 
ways. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. It shall be unlawful 

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to operate, or to cause or permit 
any of his or its agents or employes 
to operate any tractor with trailer 
or trailers on any pavement in the 
public streets or alleys of the City, 
contrary to the provisions Of this 
ordinance, nor unless the same 
shall comply in all respects, as to 
equipment, size, weight, width of 
tires, weight of load, speed, use of 
trailers, and all other matters 
herein set forth, with the require- 
ments of this ordinance. 

Section 2. For the purpose of 
this ordinance a tractor shall be 
defined as a self-propelled vehicle 
commonly used for commercial 
purposes with tires of rubber or 
some material of equal resiliency 
and which is used to haul one or 
more vehicles. A trailer shall be 
defined as a vehicle which is not 
self-propelled and which is at- 
tached to a tractor when operated. 

Section 3. All tractors operat- 
ing on the pavements in the streets 
or alleys of the city shall have 
tires of rubber or some material of 
equal resiliency of a width as here- 
inafter provided: Provided, That 
smooth-surfaced road rollers which 
are being taken to or from any 
place where a road or pavement is 
being built or repaired, steam 
shovels and concrete mixers with 
tires that conform to the City or- 
dinances and which contain no 
load of any kind except the per- 
son or persons necessary to trans- 
port same, and traction engines 
with smooth-surfaced tires at least 
eight (8) inches wide, which are 
being transported beyond the lim- 
its of the City, shall not be in- 
cluded in the above. 

Section 4. No such tractor, 
road roller, steam shovel, concrete 
mixer or traction engine of which 
any tire is worn or is not smooth 
or has sharp or uneven surfaces, 
or has cleats, spikes or projections 
attached thereto that will cause 
damage to the pavement, shall be 
propelled along, over or across any 
pavement in any public street or al- 



ley: Provided, however, that noth- 
ing in this section shall be con- 
strued as prohibiting the use of 
anti-skid chains when necessary. 

Section 5. No tractor shall be 
so loaded or operated when using 
the public streets or alleys that 
the total weight of the portion of 
the vehicle and load combined 
resting upon any wheel of same 
shall exceed one thousand (1,000) 
pounds for each inch of width of 
tire upon such wheel, nor shall the 
total weight resting upon any axle 
of same exceed twenty-four thou- 
sand (24,000) pounds; and it shall 
be unlawful to operate any trailer 
over the streets and alleys of the 
City when the total weight of the 
portion of the vehicle and load 
combined resting upon any wheel 
of same shall exceed one thousand 
(1,000) pounds per inch of width of 
tire upon such wheel, nor shall the 
total weight resting upon any axle 
of same exceed twenty-four thou- 
sand (24,000) pounds. 

Section 6. No tractor or trailer 
shall be operated on the public 
streets or alleys of the City other- 
wise than on car tracks especially 
built for same, in case the bed, 
body or carrying part of such ve- 
hicle exceeds one hundred and two 
(102) inches in width, or in case 
the overall length of same shall ex- 
ceed forty (40) feet when coupled 
except under a special permit as 
provided for under Section 7 here- 
of: Provided, That nothing in this 
section shall be construed as giv- 
ing authority for operating trailers 
on any street car lines where no 
right to run trailers now exists. 

Section 7. The Commissioner 
of Public Works is hereby author- 
ized to issue permits for the oper- 
ation of trains consisting of trac- 
tors and trailers not exceeding one 
hundred (100) feet total length, 
between the hours of eight (8) p. 
m. and five (5) a. m., at a rate of 
speed not to exceed eight (8) miles 
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as may be designated in the per- 
mit. Such trains shall carry, in 
addition to the lights prescribed by 
statute and the ordinances of the 
city, a red light at the rear end and 
a white light under each trailer so 
placed as to be visible from all 
sides. 

Section 8. It shall be unlawful 
to operate a tractor and trailer 
when coupled at a higher rate of 
speed than is compatible with 
safety to others or at a rate ex- 
ceeding nine (9) miles per hour: 
Provided, However, that tractors 
and trailers intended for the trans- 
portation of passengers only which 
conform in all respects to the pro- 
visions of this ordinance may be 
operated at a rate of speed not ex- 
ceeding twelve miles an hour when 
such speed is compatible with 
safety to others : and Provided, 
Further, that the rate of speed of 
such vehicles shall not exceed four 
(4) miles per hour when any such 
tractor or trailer has a defective 
tire which tends to cause injury to 
the pavement or additional noise. 

Section 9. No such tractor or 
trailer shall have any load or part 
of a load projecting more than four 
(4) feet beyond the rear end of the 
body or carrying part of such ve- 
hicle, unless, during the period be- 
tween the hours of one-half (1/2) 
hour before sunrise to one-half 
(%) hour after sunset, there shall 
be firmly attached to the extreme 
end of said projecting load or part 
of a load, in such a way as to be 
read by persons approaching from 
either side at the rear of such ve- 
hicle, a white sign of a size at least 
ten (10) inches long with the word 
"danger" printed thereon in black 
letters, at least three (3) inches in 
height and with strokes at least 
one-half (1/2) inch in width, nor 
unless, during a period from one- 
half (1/2) hour after sunset of any 
day to one-half (1/2) hour before 
sunrise of the next succeeding day, 
there shall be a red light firmly at- 
tached to the rear end on the up- 



per side of such projecting load or 
part of a load. Such red light shall 
be in addition to any other light re- 
quired to be carried by vehicles un- 
der any law of the State or any 
ordinance of the City. 

Section 10. Whenever it shall 
be necessary to transport a single 
article which cannot be divided, 
and which exceeds twenty-four 
thousand (24,000) pounds total load 
on any axle, over the streets or al- 
leys of the City, the same shall be 
done only after the issuance of a 
special permit for a single trip with 
the load so to be transported. The 
Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby authorized, upon proper ap- 
plication in writing, to grant such 
special permit for the moving of 
any such heavy single article which 
cannot be divided, provided that 
the person, firm or corporation 
making such application for such 
permit shall furnish a bond in 
the sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00) running to the City of 
Chicago and conditioned so as to 
save the City harmless from any 
claim, loss or damage that may re- 
sult from the granting of such per- 
mit or that may arise from or on ac- 
count of any work done thereun- 
der, and further conditioned that 
the grantee shall restore to a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works any pave- 
ment, sewer, pipe or other public 
utility that may be injured by rea- 
son of the transportation of such 
heavy article under such permit; 
and the Commissioner of Public 
Works, in granting such special 
permit, shall, whenever it may ap- 
pear to him necessary to do so in 
order to protect the pavements of 
the City or to prevent obstruction 
of traffic, limit the said permit as 
to time and the particular street or 
streets to be used and impose such 
other special conditions as may in 
his discretion tend to prevent in- 
jury to the City or its property. The 
fee for such special permit shall 
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to the City Collector before the 
same is issued. 

Section 11. Any person, firm or 
corporation violating or failing to 
comply with any of the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be fined in 
any sum not exceeding one hundred 
dollars for each offense, and when- 
ever any tractor or trailer shall be 
operated contrary to the provisions 
of this ordinance such unlawful 
operation shall be deemed a dis- 
tinct and separate offense on each 
day that it is continued. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force six (6) 
months after its passage and due 
publication. 



Paving of Irving Park Boulevard, 
from 958 Feet East of North Cali- 
fornia Avenue to Milwaukee Ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with granite blocks and brick 
Irving Park boulevard from 958 feet 
east of North California avenue to 
Milwaukee avenue, deferred and 
published May 10, 1915, page 130. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report, to approve said estimate 
and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said es- 
timate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner^ Richert, 
Hickey, Doyie, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son. Ivjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 



Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nmjs — None. 



Paving of West North Avenue from 

North Cicero Avenue to North 

Austin Avenue. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick West North ave- 
nue from North Cicero avenue to 
North Austin avenue, deferred and 
published May 10, 1915, page 131. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report, to approve said estimate 
and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said es- 
timate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner^ Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powders, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Naijs — None. 



Paving of South Wabash Avenue, 

from East 71st Street to East 

75th Street, Etc. (System). 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for curbing, grading and 



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paving with asphalt a system of 
streets as follows, towit: South 
Wabash avenue from • East 71st 
street to East 75th street, etc., de- 
ferred and published May 10, 1915, 
page 131. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report, to approve said estimate 
and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said es- 
timate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



Brick Sewer in South Crawford Ave- 
nue, Etc., from Main Channel of 
Sanitary District of Chicago to 
West 71st Street, Extended, Etc. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for a brick sewer from a 
point in the southerly bank of the 
main channel of the Sanitary Dis- 
trict of Chicago, 54 feet west of the 
west line of Section 35-39-13, to a 
point 31.5 feet south of the north- 
west corner of Section 2-38-13, 
and thence in South Crawford ave- 
nue extended and existent to West 
71st street extended, etc., deferred 
and published May 10, 1915, page 
131. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report, to approve said estimate 
and to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said es- 
timate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klr.us, Petrkoske, Cul- 
lerton,, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 



Permit to J. W. Barnhart for Erec- 
tion of Barber Pole. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order granting permission to J. 
W. Barnhart to erect and maintain a 
revolving barber pole, deferred and 
published May 10, 1915, page 141. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kim^ball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 



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Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue a permit to J. 
W. Barnhart to erect and maintain 
a revolving barber pole in front of 
the premises known and situate as 
No. 108 North Dearborn street, to 
project from the building. This 
permit is issued subject to revoca- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 



Permit to George T. Eddy to Re- 
build Sidewalk. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order directing the Commissioner 
of Public Works to permit George 
T. Eddy to rebuild sidewalk, de- 
ferred and published May 10, 1915, 
page 141. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cough] in, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to permit George T. 
Eddy in rebuilding sidewalk at 677 
and 679 North Clark street to main- 
tain present opening until May 1, 
1917, on his complying with the re- 
quirements of the Department of 
Public Works with reference to 
openings. 



Permit for Reconstruction of Side- 
walks at West Adams and 
South LaSalle Streets. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, on 
an order for the reconstruction of 
sidewalks at the northeast and 
southeast corners of West Adams 
and South LaSalle streets, deferred 
and published May 10, 1915, page 
141. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ord'er was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hi^ubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 



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directed to permit the sidewalks at 
the northeast and southeast corners 
of West Adams and South LaSalle 
streets to be reconstructed at a tem- 
porary elevation of 14.0 feet above 
City datum at the building line; said 
walks to have a uniform slope to- 
wards the curb of one (1) inch verti- 
cal to three (3) feet horizontal; this 
permission to be revoked any time at 
the discretion of the Mayor. 



Protection of City's Rights to Cer- 
tain Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order directing the Corporation 
Counsel to take the necessary legal 
steps to secure the rights of the 
City in and to parts of streets and 
alleys between North Kenton ave- 
nue, North Kilpatrick avenue. West 
Kinzie street and West Ohio street, 
deferred and published May 10, 
1915, page 142. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order w^as passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby ordered 



and directed to take the necessary 
legal steps to secure the rights of 
the City of Chicago in and to parts 
of certain streets and alleys affected 
by a certain deed of vacation by 
Albert B. Dewey, Chas. P. Dewey, 
Frank M. McCarthy and William J. 
Newman, affecting public streets and 
alleys between West Ohio street, 
West Kinzie street, North Kenton 
avenue and North Kilpatrick ave- 
nue, in Subdivision of the south- 
west quarter (S. W. i/4) of the 
northwest quarter (N. W. i/4 ) of Sec- 
tion ten (10), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in accordance with his opinion 
thereon to the Superintendent of 
Maps under date of March 1st, 1915. 



Construction of Buildings Used for 
School Purposes. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an amendment to Section 
304 of The Chicago Cod^ of 1911, in 
reference to the character of con- 
struction of buildings not exceeding 
two stories in height used for school 
purposes, deferred and published 
May 10, 1915, page 144. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 393]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin^ Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 



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Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That paragraph P of 
Section 240 of The Chicago Code of 
1911 be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows: 

"(p). In Class VIII shall be 
included every building used for 
school purposes and every 
building containing class rooms 
for special or general instruc- 
tion, other than halls for the 
purpose of instruction as in- 
cluded in Class lY, where such 
building so used shall have a 
seating capacity of more than 
fifty students." 

Section 2. That Section 492 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same is hereby amended to read 
as follows: 

"492. Class VIII Defined— 
Provisions of.) In Class VIII 
shall be included every building 
used for school purposes and 
every building containing class 
rooms for special or • general 
instruction, other than halls for 
the purpose of instruction as in- 
cluded in Class lY, where such 
building so used shall have a 
seating capacity of more than 
fifty students." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Fireproofing of Metallic Lintels. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 631 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, in reference to spandrel 
beams, girders and lintels in slow- 



burning and mill construction, de- 
ferred and published May 10, 1915, 
page 145. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith, 
amending Section 646 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, in reference to 
fireproofmg of metallic lintels [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
393]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 646, 
Chapter XVI, Article XIV, of The 
Chicago Code of 1911 be and the 
same is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

646. Slow-Burning Construc- 
tion Defined.) The term "Slow- 
Burning Construction" shall ap- 
ply to all buildings in which the 
structural members, other than 
walls elsewhere required to be of 
masonry, which carry the loads 
and strains which come upon the 
floor and roofs thereof are made 
wholly or in part of combustible 
material, but throughout which 
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if used, are fireproofed as re- 
quired for fireproof construc- 
tion. Where metallic lintels are 
used to cover tvall openings the 
flreprooflng on the under-side 
may be omitted ivhere such lin- 
tels are fireproofed on the other 
three sides and all voids in them 
are filled solid with fireproof 
material. The lower five feet of 
metal columns shall be protected 
as required in Section 634 of this 
Chapter. Underside of joists 
shall be protected by a covering 
of three coats of plaster laid on 
metal lath; and a layer of mortar 
or other incombustible material 
at least one and one-half inches 
thick shall be applied on all 
floors and roof surfaces above 
the joists of same. 

Section 2. This ordinance to be 
in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Aid. Pretzel moved to pass the 
substitute ordinance recommended 
in said report, amending Section 649 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, in ref- 
erence to flreprooflng of metallic 
lintels [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 393]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
leo^ton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray; 'Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 649, 
Chapter XVI, Article XV, of the 
Chicago Code of 1911 be and the 
same is hereby amended to read as 
follows : 

649. Definition— lYIill Con- 
struction Requirements.) The 

term "Mill Construction" shall 
apply to all buildings in which 
wooden posts, if used, have a 
sectional area of not less than 
one hundred square inches, and 
wooden girders and joists a sec- 
tional area of not less than 
seventy-two square inches, and 
roofs, if of wood, a thickness of 
not less than two and five- 
eighths inches in a single layer, 
and floors, if of wood, a thickness 
of not less than three and one- 
half inches in not more than two 
layers, the lower one of which 
shall be not less than two and 
flve-eighths inches in thickness, 
and in which all structural 
metallic members, if used, are 
flreproofed as required for fire- 
proof construction. Where met- 
allic lintels are used to cover 
ivall openings the flreprooflng on 
the underside may be omitted 
tuhere such lintels are fireproofed 
on the other three sides and all 
voids in them are filled solid 
with fireproof material. All floors 
and roofs not constructed as 
above shall be of fireproof con- 
struction as elsewhere required 
for fireproof construction in this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance to be 
in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Frontage Consents for Location, Etc., 
of Boarding Stables. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 



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Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 712 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, to require frontage consents 
for location, etc., of boarding sta- 
bles, deferred and published May 10, 
1915, page 145. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
393]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 712 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, as 
amended, be and the same is hereby 
further amended so as to read as 
follows : 

"712. Frontage consents, gas 
reservoir, packing house, render- 
ing plant, soap factory, tannery, 
blacksmith shop, foundry, machine 
shop factory, etc., laundry, etc., 
livery stable, boarding stable, med- 
ical ditspensary, second-hand store 
or yard, smoke house.) It shall 
be unlawful for any person, firm 
or corporation to locate, build, 
construct or maintain on any lot 



fronting on any street or alley 
in the city in any block in which 
one-half of the buildings O'n both 
sides of the street are used ex- 
clusively for residence purposes, 
or within fifty feet of any such 
street, any building or place used 
for a gas reservoir, packiag 
house, rendering plant, soap 
factory, tannery, blacksmith 
shop, foundry, machine shop, 
factory combined with a foundry, 
laundry to be run by machinery, 
livery stable, boarding stable, 
medical dispensary, or second- 
hand store or yard, smoke house 
or place where fish and meats 
are smoked or cured, without 
the written consent of a ma- 
jority of the property owners 
according to frontage on both 
sides of such street or alley. 
Such written consent shall be 
obtained and filed with the Com- 
missioner of Buildings before a 
permit is issued for the con- 
struction or alteration of any 
building or place for any of the 
above purposes; provided, that 
in determining whether one- 
half of the buildings on both 
sides of the street are used ex- 
clusively for residence purposes 
any building fronting upon 
another street, and located upon 
a corner lot shall not be con- 
sidered." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



\ight Watchmen in Hospitals, Ho- 
tels and Lodging-Houses. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance requiring the 
employment of night watchmen in 
hospitals, hotels and lodging houses 
more than two stories in height with 
sleeping accommodations for twenty 
or more persons on any floor above 



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the second, deferred and published 
May 10, 1915, page 145. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Pretzel, moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 

257]. 

After debate, Aid. Healy moved to 
defer further consideration of said 
report. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 



Permit to Joseph L. Duplissis to 
x\fake Alterations in Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing the is- 
suance of a permit to Joseph L. 
Duplissis to make alterations in 
building, deferred and published 
May 10, 1915, page 145. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel , moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Gross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 



mit to Joseph L. Duplissis to make 
alterations in the building at 764-66 
Oakwood boulevard, as per plans on 
file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Buildings, provided, that all re- 
quirements of the Bureau of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety shall 
be complied with. 



Permit to Kroszczynski Brothers to 
Reconstruct Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing the is- 
suance of a permit to Kroszczynski 
Brothers to reconstruct building, de- 
ferred and published May 10, 1915, 
page 146. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
le'rton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Kroszczynski Brothers to re- 
construct building on premises 
known as 8449 Burley avenue as 
per plans submitted to the Build- 
ing Commissioner. 



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Vacation of Alley in Block Bounded 
by South May Street, South Ra- 
cine Avenue, West 65th Street and 
and West 66th Street. 

Aid. Thios. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of the north-and-south alley in the 
block bounded by South May street, 
South Racine avenue, West 65th 
street and West 66th street, in Block 
12, Weddell and Cox's Subdivision, 
N. E. %, Section 20-38-14 (Board of 
Education, beneficiary), deferred 
and published May 10, 1915, page 
147. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
concur in said report and to pass 
said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet 
No. 392]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son. Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
the north-and-south sixteen (16^ 
foot public alley east of and ad- 
joining the east line of lots sixteen 
(16) to twenty-four (24 \ both in- 
clusive, and west of and adjoining 



the west line of lots 'twenty-flve 
(25) to thirtyi-three (33), both in- 
clusive, in block twelve (12), Wed- 
dell and Cox's Subdivision of west 
half (Wy2) of northeast quarter 
(N. E. 14) of Section twenty (20), 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois; said part of said alley 
being further described as the 
south two hundred twenty- one and 
nine-tenths (221.9) feet, more or 
less, of the north-and-south public 
alley in the block bounded by West 
65th street. West 66th street. South 
May street and South Racine ave- 
nue, as colored in red and indicated 
by the words "to be vacated" on 
the plat hereto attached, which 
plat for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance; be 
and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as same is no 
longer required for public use and 
the public interests will be sub- 
served by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within thirty 
(30) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Board of Education 
of the City of Chicago shall file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance; 
and upon the further express con- 
dition that this ordinance shall not 
go into effect nor shall the vacation 
herein provided for become effec- 
tive until there shall have been 
laid open by the said Board of 
Education the north sixteen (16) 
feet of lot thirty-four (34), block 
twelve (12^ Weddell and Cox's 
Subdivision aforementioned, as a 
driveway usable by the entire 
public, as shown on the hereinbe- 
fore mentioned plat and indicated 
by the words "open alley". 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in full force and 
effect from and after its passage 
and approval, subject, however, to 



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the provisions of Section two (2) 
hereof. 



Rescinding of Appropriation for 

Greenhouse at Chicago Normal 

School. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on a request 
of the Board of Education for re- 
scinding of action appropriating 
$10,000 for construction of green- 
house at the Chicago Normal School, 
deferred and published May 10, 
1915, page 147. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report and to pass the 
order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Keni^a, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That an order passed 
July 21, 1913, and published on page 
1636 of the Journal, appropriating 
the sum of $10,000 for construction 
of greenhouse at Chicago Normal 
School, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 



Correction in Legal Description of 
Property. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on a request 
of the Board of Education for cor- 
rection of legal description of prop- 
erty to be acquired adjacent to the 
Nettelhorst School, deferred and 
published May 10, 1915, page 147. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report and to pass the 
order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation be and it is hereby authorized 
to acquire title, under the eminent 
domain law for the use of schools, 
to the following described property : 

All that part of Lot 30 in Pine 
Grove, a subdivision of Section 21- 
40-14, bounded and described as 
follows : beginning at a point in the 
north line of said Lot 30, 5.37 chains 
west from northeast corner thereof 
(said northeast corner being in the 
west line of Evanston avenue), and 
running thence south 1.86 chains to 



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the southwest corner of that part 
of said lot conveyed to the Trustees 
of Schools of Township 40 north, 
Range 14, east of the 3rd P. M. 
aforesaid by deed dated September 
1, 1857, thence west 50 feet parallel 
to the north line of said lot; thence 
north to the north line of said lot; 
thence east to the place of beginning 
(subject to the right of way across 
the north 33 feet of said lot for a 
public highway or street), and being 
otherwise described as the east 50 
feet of the west 67 feet of Lot 1 in 
Gehrke and Brauckmann's Subdi- 
vision of part of said Lot 30, and be 
il 

Further Ordered, That so much 
of the order passed Oct. 27, 1913, 
page 2394 of Journal as refers to 
the property adjacent to the Nettel- 
horst School, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 



Condemnation of Property Adjoining 
Certain School Sites. 

Aid. Tlios. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on requests 
of the Board of Education for au- 
thority to acquire property adjacent 
to the Crane Technical High School, 
Lane Technical High School, May- 
fair School and Spencer School, de- 
ferred and published May 10, 1915, 
page 148. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
amend the order submitted with 
said report, by striking out the word 
"property" occurring in the third 
line of said order as printed on page 
148 of the Journal, and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the word "title". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pass 
said order as amended. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der as amended was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Norris, 



DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, ' 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. : 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck. Toman. Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Edu- 
cation be and it is hereby author- 
ized to acquire title, under the 
eminent domain law for the use of ' 
schools, to the following described ; 
property : 

Sub-lots 11 to 14, inclusive, and 
28 to 34, inclusive, of sub-block 2 
of Bank's Subdivision, etc.; and sub- 
lots 1 to 4, inclusive, of the subdi- 
vision of Lots 15 and 17, inclusive, 
of the subdivision of Block 2 of ■ 
Bank's Subdivision of Lot 9, Block 
11, Rockwell Addition to Chicago, 
N. W. ^, Section 18-39-14, north of " 
and adjacent to the Crane Technical 
High School premises. 

Sub-lots 10, 11 and 12 of Lot 206 ) 
in Bro\\Tison's Addition to Chicago, . 
N. E. 1^, Section 4-39-14 adjacent 
to the Lane Technical High School i 
premises. 

Lots 1 to 7 inclusive, and Lots 18 J 
to 24, inclusive, in Block 15 in Mon- ■ 
trose, a subdivision of the N. W. ^ 
of the N. V-2 of the S. W. V* of Sec- 
tion 15-40-13. and E. V2 of Lot 
of Subdivision of N. Vs of Section 
16-40-13, north of and adjoining the 
Mayfair School premises. 

The east 25 feet of the north 115 
feet (including the easement in 10- 
foot alley} of Lot 31; the west 155 
feet of the north 115 feet (includ- 



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ing easement in 10-foot alley) of 
Lot 31; the east 50 feet of Lot 30; 
and the west 40 feet of the E. % 
of Lot 30; all in C. J. Hull's Sub- 
division of the W. V2 of the S. W. 
% of Section 9-39-13, north and 
west of the Spencer School premises. 



Appropriations for Certain School 
Buildings. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on requests 
of the Board of Education for con- 
currence in appropriations for sun- 
dry schools, deferred and published 
May 10, 1915, page 149. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
t)ur in said report and to pass the 
order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. 
McCormick, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
leirton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Walkowiak, 
Sitts, Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
set aside and pay out upon proper 
vouchers out of the unused balance 
of the amount appropriated for the 
building account, the amounts 
hereinafter shown in this order, 
for the purposes stated: 



For erection of Lewis- 

Champlin $285,000.00 

For addition to Beaubien 100,000.00 
For addition to Forest- 

ville 12,000.00 

For addition to Komen- 

sky 90,000.00 

For addition to Lawson. 12,000.00 

For addition to Lowell. 8,000.00 
For addition to McPher- 

son 180,000.00 

For addition to Scanlan. 16,000.00 
For addition to Seward. 6,000.00 
For addition to Willard. 160,000.00 
Additional Appropria- 
tion for Beidler 30,000.00 

Additional Appropria- 
tion for Cregier 6,000.00 

To complete Norwood 

Park 50,000.00 

To complete Park Manor 9,000.00 

To complete Peirce 5,000.00 

Additional Appropria- 
tion for Ryerson 25,000.00 

To complete Riis 10,000.00 

To complete Reilly 20,000.00 

To complete Sabin 6,000.00 

To complete Sexton 10,000.00 

To complete Shepard... 13,000.00 

To complete Swift 5,000.00 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTIONS TO TAKE FROM FILE AND RE- 
COMMIT. 

Aid. McCormick moved that the 
claim of James J. Leddy for wages 
withheld, placed on file October 19, 
1914, page 1735 of the Journal, be 
taken from file and re-referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved that certain 
petitions containing frontage con- 
sents of property-owners to the 
construction of a street railway ex- 
tension in Chicago avenue from 
North Clark street to the Lake Shore 
Drive, together with verification re- 
ports thereon, placed on file March 
24, 1913, page 4155; June 23, 1913, 
page 965; July 7, 1913, page 1251; 



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May 17, 1915. 






May 25, 1914, page 412; June 9, 1914, 
page 521; June 15, 1914, page 731; 
June 22, 1914, page 833, and January 
4, 1915, page 2686, be taken from 
file and referred to the Committee 
on Local Transportation. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Richert moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Monday, May 24, 1915, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 





CITY CLERK 



4 



COPY 



JOURNAL 

OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CaXY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 24, 1915. 
7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 
(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present— Eon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Goughlin, Ken- 
na, Norris, DePriest, Stern, Werner, 
Richert, Hickey, Doyle, Martin, 
Nance, McCormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Gross, Tyden, Block, Vander- 
bilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, An- 
derson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Wal- 
kowiak, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, 
0;ToQle, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 



Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch 
and Janke. 

Absent— Aid. McDermott. 



Call to Order. 

At 7:30 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem 
hers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to correct -the 
printed record of the Proceedings 



28: 



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of the regular meeting held Mon- ' 
day, May 17. 1915, as submitted by 
the Clerk, by striking out the words 
"Aid. Fick and Franz" occurring in 
the first line under the heading 
"Twentieth Ward" appearing on 
page 238 of said record, and by in- 
serting in lieu thereof the words 
"Aid. Fick and Miller". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
printed record as corrected, as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the 
reading of same. 

The mo'tion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 



Veto of Ordinance Repealing Ordi- 
nance for Cement Sidewalks 
on Washburne Avenue. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
the following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor, | 

Chicago. May 24. 191 5. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I return herewith 
without my approval an ordinance 
passed by your Honorable Body at 
its last regular meeting repealing 
an (Ordinance passed on April 8, 
1915, for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Washburne avenue from 
South Western avenue to its west- 
ern terminus, for the reasons set 
forth in the attached communica- 
tion from the President of the 
Board of Local Improvements and 
the Superintendent of Sidewalks. 

Yours respectfully. 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Manor. 

The followinir (communication was 



transmitted with the foregoing mes- 
sage: 

Board of Local Improvements,") 
Chicago, May 22, 1915.] 

Mr. M. J. Faherty, President Board 
of Local Improvements: 

Dk\r Sir — Your attention is re- 
spectfully tailed to an ordinance 
introduced by Alderman Cullerton 
and passed by the City Council May 
17, 1915 (see page 232. right-hand 
column, Council Proceedings^ re- 
pealing an ordinance passed on 
April 8, 1915, for cement sidewalks 
on both sides of Washburne ave- 
nue from South W^estern avenue to 
its western terminus. 

My reason for calling your atten- 
tion to this is that the ordinance in 
question is in direct conflict with 
the Local Improvement Act, which 
provides that no ordinance for a 
local improvement shall be repealed 
by the City Council, except on re- 
quest of the Board of Local Im- 
provements stating their reason 
therefor in writing. Aside from 
this, a part of the improvement has 
already been constructed by owners 
in accordance with the terms of the 
ordinance. The repealing ordinance 
should therefore be vetoed to pre- 
vent further complications. 

Y^ours respectfully, 
(Signed N. E. Murray, 

Superintendent of Sideivalks. 
Approved : 

i Signed 1 M. J. Faherty, 

President Board of Loral Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said ordinance, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Ahl. Healy moved to refer said 
ordinance to thp Committee on 
streets and Alleys. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Veto of Order for Permit for Erec- 
tion of Sign across Sidewalk 
in "Loop" District. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 
Office of the Mayor, 
Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, 
without my approval an order 
passed by your Honorable Body on 
May 17, 1915, and appearing on 
pages 219-220 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of 
that date, whereby the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works is directed 
to issue a permit to M. B. Donchian 
to erect and maintain a glass sign 
in front of the premises at 23 S. 
Wabash avenue. 

My reason for withholding my 
approval of said order is that it is 
contrary to the policy adoipted some 
time ago. and now being enforced, 
to compel the removal of all ob- 
structions and projecting signs in 
the down town district. 

I therefore recommend that the 
vote by which the said order was 
passed be reconsidered and that the 
same be placed on file. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, 
was. passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



VeU> of Order for Erection of Clock. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 
Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago. May 24, 1915. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — I herewith- return. 



without my approval, an order 
passed by your Honorable Body on 
May 17, 1915, and appearing on 
•page 220 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of 
that date, directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to Leon Cohen to erect and 
maintain a running clock in front 
of the premises at No. 222 East 35th 
street. 

It would appear from the order 
that the privilege desired is for an 
ornamental clock instead of a sign 
and therefore the right to erect and 
maintain same should be secured 
under the ordinance controlling the 
location and maintenance of such 
clocks, which provides for a bond 
to protect the city against liability 
and fixes the term within which the 
privilege extends. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said order was 
passed be re-considered and that 
the same b'e placed on file. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
order on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Veto of Order Directing Proceedings 
for Forfeiture of Telephone 
Rights and Property of Chi- 
cago Tunnel Company. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 
Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 24, 1915.1 
To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — I herewith return, 
without my approval, an order 
passed by your Honorable Body on 



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May 17, 1915, and appearing on 
pa^e 248 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council of that 
date, whereby the Corporation 
Counsel is directed to proceed at 
once in the name of the City of 
Chicago to forfeit to the City the 
telephone rights and properties of 
the Chicago Tunnel Company in 
accordance with the forfeiture 
clauses contained in the ordinances 
granting the rights to the Illinois 
Telephome and Telegraph Com- 
pany. 

i My reason for withholding my 
^tpproval of said order is that I am 
in receipt of the following com- 
munication from the Corporation 
Counsel : 

"Bon. William Hale Thompson, 
Mayor: 

Dear Sir — At the last meeting of 
the City Council, held May 17th, 
1915, an order with preamble was 
passed, the ordering^ in part 
whereof readis as follows (Jour- 
nal of the Proceedings of the 
City Council of May 17. 1915, 
page 248) : 

, 'Ordered, That the Corpora- 
tion Counsel proceed at once 
in the name of the City of 
Chicago to forfeit to the City 
of Chicago the telephone rights 
and properties of the Chicago 
Tunnel Company in accordance 
with the forfeiture clauses in 
the franchise of said company.' 
The order in question seems 
to indicate the intention on the 
part of your Honorable Body to 
have the law department proceed 
in this matter without a formal 
declaration of forfeiture on the 
part of the City Council. The 
forfeiture of the rights granted 
to the Illinois Telephone & Tele- 
graph Company, its successors 
and assigns, by the ordinance of 
February 20, 1899, to which the 
rights of the Chicago Tunnel 
Company has succeeded, would 
oiperate as a repeal or partial re- 
, peal of said ordinance. 



It is well settled that an ordi- 
nance cannot be repealed or 
amended, or suspended, by an or- 
der or resolution or other act of 
the City Council of less dignity 
than the ordinance itself. 

Chicago & Northern Pacific 
Railroad Company v. City of 
Chicago, 174 111. 439; 
People V. Latham, 203 111. 9. 
Moreover, the election of the 
City to forfeit rights granted un- 
der an ordinance is a legislative 
act which should be manifested 
by the passage of an ordinance 
declaring such forfeiture. 
Belleville v. Citizens' Horse 
Railwiay Company. 154 Til. 
171; 
People V. Central Union Tele- 
phone Company, 232 111. 260. 
Furthermore, I believe that to 
proceed to a forfeiture in this 
matter without a formal declara- 
tion on the part of the City Coun- 
cil would not be proper in view 
of the fact that there is no ex- 
press method (pointed out in the 
ordinance granting these rights 
to- be pursued in case of for- 
feiture. 

It would be premature to start 
such a proceeding in the absence 
of such a declaration of forfeiture 
and any proceeding begun with- 
out such a declaration would be 
at least of doubtful efficacy and 
such a declaration of forfeiture 
must be made by ordinance. 

Such being the case, I would 
suggest that the proper and 
necessary procedure looking to 
the forfeiture of the rights and 
property in question would be 
for the City Council to declare 
such forfeiture by an appropriate' 
ordinance or ordinances. 

If that Honorable Body desires 
such ordinance or ordinances, I 
w^ould be pleased to draft and 
submit the same as it may direct... 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed^ Richard S. Folsom; 
Corporation Counsel*' 



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Owing to the opinion of the Gor- 
poration Counsel, I deem it proper 
to submit this message, vetoing said 
order. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which the said order was 
passed be reconsidered and that 
the same be amended so that the 
Corporation Counsel may be di- 
rected to prepare the necessary 
ordinance. 

Y^ours resfpectfully, 
(Signed) V/m. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to amend said 
order by striking out, from the last 
paragraph thereof, the following 
language: "iproceed at once in the 
name of the City of Chicago to for- 
feit", iand by -inserting in lieu 
thereof the following language: "be 
ai^'d he is hereby directed to pre- 
pare and submit to this Council at 
its next regular meeting an ordi- 
nance or ordinances declaring for- 
feited". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said order as amended, 
the motion prevailed and said or- 
der as amended was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gn^dt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke^68. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, On October 5th, 1914, 
the City Council passed an order 
presented by Alderman Cullerton 
directing the Commissioner of Pub^ 
lie Service to institute an investiga- 
tion to determine whether the Chi- 
cago Tunnel Company (said Comi 
pany having purchased at a Master's 
Sale the rights and properties of the 
Illinois Tunnel Company, the as- 
signee of the rights and properties 
of the Illinois Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company) had a telephbne 
system in operation in the City of 
Chicago serving 20,000 botia fide 
telephone subscribers; and, 

Whereas, Said order specified 
"that the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed, upon the 
receipt of the result of the investi- 
gation so conducted by the Com- 
missioner of Public Service, to pro- 
ceed in the name of the City of 
Chicago, to forfeit to the City of Chi- 
cago the telephone rights and prop- 
erties of the Chicago Tunnel Com- 
pany provided such action is war- 
ranted by the report of the said 
Commissioner of Public Service", 
and, 

Whereas, The Commissioner of 
Public Service has now completed 
said investigation and has sub- 
mitted a report to the Corporation 
Counsel and to the Mayor and City 
Council showing that the telephone 
system of the Chicago Tunnel Com- 
pany has only 14,833 stations and 
a smaller number of bona fide sub- 
scribers; and. 

Whereas, The attorneys for the 
Chicago Tunnel Company have also 
admitted in a printed statement sub- 
mitted to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light, that said 
Company does not have 20,000 bona 
fide telephone subscribers; there- 
fore be it, 

Ordered, That the Corporation 



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Counsel be and he is hereby direct- 
ed to prepare and submit to this 
Council at its next regular meeting 
an ordinance or ordinances declar- 
ing forfeited to the City of Chicago 
the telephone rights and properties 
of the Chicago Tunnel Company in 
accordance with the forfeiture 
clauses in the franchise of said 
Company. 



Correspondence Concerning the Au- 
tomatic Telephone System. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munications transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light: 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 24, 1915. j 
To the Honor able, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
communications in reference to the 
action of your Honorable Body at 
the last regular meeting regarding 
the "Automatic Telephone" Com- 
pany. 

I would respectfully recommend 
the reference of the correspondence 
to your Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Appointment of Committee to Ad- 
just Labor Dispute. 

also^ 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 24, 1915. ( 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conformity with 
the terms of a resolution adopted 
by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting requesting the ap- 
pointment of a committee of three 



aldermen to use their best efforts to 
bring about an adjustment of the 
difference between the Architec- 
tural Iron League et al. and the In- 
ternational Bridge, Structural, Or- 
namental Iron Workers and Pile 
Drivers Association, I have the 
honor to appoint the following: 

Aid. Hugo Krause, Chairman, 
Aid. Frank Ray, Aid. W. E. Rodri- 
guez, the Corporation, Counsel, and 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed' Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Appointment of Commissioner 
Public Service. 



of 



also, 

The following communication: 
Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 24. 191 5. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In conforniity with 
the law, I hereby appoint John P. 
Garner to be Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Service for the City of Chicago, 
and respectfully ask the concur- 
rence of your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed^ Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed (Aid. Mc- 
Cormick, Merriam, Kimball, Rodri- 
guez, Kennedy and Buck desiring to 
be recorded as voting "No") . 



i 



Ap])ointment of Superintendent of 
Maxwell Street Market. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 
Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago. May 24, 1915. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with 

the law. I hereby appoint Louis 



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293 



Krakow as Superintendent of the 
Maxwell Street Market, and would 
respectfully ask the concurrence of 
your Honorable Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed (Aid. Mc- 
Gormick, Merriam, Kimball, Rodri- 
guez, Kennedy and Buck desiring to 
be recorded as voting "No"). 



Approval of Oflieial Bonds. 

ALSO, 

OfTicial bonds as follows : 

Official bond of Louis Krakow as 
Market Master of the Maxwell 
Street Market, in the penal sum of 
$2,000.00, with the Hartford Acci- 
dent and Indemnity Company and 
The Aetna Accident and Liability 
Company as sureties; 

. Official bond of .John P. Garner, 
as Commissioner of Public Service, 
in the penal sum of $50,000.00, with 
the Hartford Accident and Indem- 
nity Company and The Aetna Acci- 
dent aiid Liability Company as sure- 
ties. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
bonds. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, Kimball Mer- 
riam, Cross. Tyden. Block, Vander- 
bilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, 
(^ullerton, Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, 
Smith, Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szym- 
kowski, Zwiefka. Walkowiak, Silts, 
Healy, Murray, Bowler, Powers, 
Fick, Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fish- 



er, Michaelson, Buck, Toman. Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 65. 
Nays — McCormick — 1 . 



Use of Land of City near House of 
Correction for Farming Purposes. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munication transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on 
Finance : 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, May 24, 1915.| 

To the Ronorahle, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a communication from the Superin- 
tendent of the House of Correction 
in reference to utilizing the land 
owned by the City in the vicinity of 
the House of Correction for farming 
purposes. 

There is an excess of labor at the 
House of Correction, I am informed 
by the Superintendent, that could 
be utilized in this direction, with the 
result that considerable saving 
would be made in the cost of ope- 
rating the institution. 

I respectfully recommend the ref- 
erence of the subject to your Com- 
mittee on Finance for consideration. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The 'City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 



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Office of the City GlerkJ 
Chicago, May 24, 1915.] 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office : 

Chicago Junction Ry. Co., accept- 
ance and bond, ordinance of March 
8, 1915, switch track, filed May 6, 
1915. 

Jefferson Ice Co., acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 29, 1915, 
wires across alley, filed May 12, 
1915. 

John W. Keogh & Co., acceptance 
and bond, ordinance of March 29. 
1915, bulkhead, filed May 10, 1915. 

Frederick Post Co., acceptance 
and bond, ordinance of March 29, 
1915, switc.h track, filed May 5, 1915. 

C. F. Nast & Co., acceptance and 
bond, ordinance of March 29, 1915, 
bridige across alley, filed May 5, 
1915. 

Western Shade Cloth Co., assign- 
ment and bond, ordinance of Jan. 
24, 1910, to Ghas. J. Vopicka and 
Otto Kubin for switch track, filed 
May 22, 1915. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Memorial Day Proclamation. 

also, 

The following proclamation, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 24, 1915.J 

Whereas, A day is annually set 
apart for the purpose of honoring 
the soldiers living and dead of the 
Civil War; and 

Whereas, It is desirable that all 
citizens and liberty-loving people 
take part in such exercises as will 
commemorate the day: and 



Whereas, This day falls this year 
upon Sunday, and the law provides 
that in such case exercises in com- 
memoration of the day shall be 
held upon the Monday next follow- 
ing, 

Therefore, I, Wm. Hale Thomp- 
.son. Mayor, call attention to this 
fact, and all departments of the 
City Government are ordered closed 
Monday, May 31st, with the excep- 
tion of the Police, Fire, Electrical 
and Health Departments, which 
shall remain open for the transac- 
tion of necessary business. 



(Signed) 



Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



also, 



A report of the Superintendent 
of the Juvenile Detention Home, 
together with medical and dental 
reports of said institution, for the 
month of March, 1915, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO. 

A communication from the Great- 
f^r Chicago Federation, a resolution 
of the Board of Directors of the 
Woman's Party of Cook County and 
a communication from the Board of 
Managers of the Chicago Political 
Equality League, commending the 
action of the Council in passing an 
order on May 17, 1915, directing the 
Corporation Counsel to begin pro- 
ceedings for the forfeiture of the 
telephone rights and property of 
the Chicago Tunnel Company, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on 
(ras. Oil and Electric Light. 

ALSO, 

-V communication from the Wom- 
an's City Club of Chicago in refer- 
ence to the qualifications of any 
person holding the position of Com- 
missioner of Public Welfare, which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



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ALSO, 

A petition of sundi^y persons, re- 
questing the appiointment in the 
Vehicle Bureau, of an inspector of 
brakes on public motor vehicles, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Charles V. 
. Clark concerning tax deeds issued 
to the City of Chicago to certain 
lots owned by John N. Cameron and 
Rebecca M. Campbell in a subdi- 
vision of the north fourteen acres 
of the south 60 acres of the E. %, 
N. E. %, Section 1-38-13, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance, 

ALSO, 

A claim of Morris Vasserman for 
a refund of vehicle license fee, and 
a claim of J. Brycza for a refund 
of dog registry fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



Report Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, 
containing a list of persons to whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 
since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER, 

Financial Statements for March and 
April, 1915. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
mg communication submitted by 
the City Comptroller, which was, 



together with the statements sub- 
mitted therewith, referred to the 
Committee on Finance: 

Department of FinancTe, 
Chicago, May 24, 1915. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sernbled: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with 
Section 43, Article 1, Chapter 4 of 
The Revised Municipal Code, I trans- 
mit herewith statement showing 
appropriations, expenditures, un- 
expended balances and percentages 
of appropriations expended for the 
period ending March 31, 1915; also 
a similar statement of expenditures 
from the Corporate Purposes Fund 
for the period ending April 30th, 
showing the aggregate by Depart- 
ments and Bureaus. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

, Comptroller. 



Statement of Interest Earnings of 
Traction Fund. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the state- 
ment submitted therewith, referred 
to the Committee on Finance: 



Department of Finance 
Chicago, May 24, 1915 



:} 



To' the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — In response to an 
order passed by your Honorable 
Body at the meeting of May 17,. 
1915, published in the "Council 
Proceedings," page 225, in refer- 
ence to the interest paid on the 
City's share of the net receipts of 
the Traction Companies, we beg to 
submit herewith statement of in- 
terest earnings on bank balances 
and investments of the moneys paid 
into the City Treasury by the Chi- 
cago City Railway Company and the 



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Chicago Railways Company under 
the ordinances of February 11, 1907. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eucene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

The Clerk presented a report 
submitted by the City Physician for 
the month of April, 1915. which 
was ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 



Authority for Laying oi* Water 
Supply Pipes in Certain Streets. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication and order sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works: 

Department op Public Works, 
Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable 
to lay Water Mains in various 
streets, and respectfully ask the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized to lay Water Mains in 
the following streets : 

In Kimbark avenue, from 300 feet 
south of 82nd street south 190 feet ; 
size, 8 in(ihes; probable cost, includ- 
ing hydrants and basins, $285.00. 
Pays 6 cents. 

In KarLov avenue, from Palmer 
street north 580 feet; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basiijs, $874.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In Montrose avenue, from 510 
feet east of Clarendon avenue east 
165 feet; size, 6 inches: probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 
$247.00. Pays 10 cents. 

In Ralmoral avenue, fi'otn Win- 
throp avcniK* west 150 (Vet: siz(\ 8 



inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $225.00. Pays 
10 cents. 

In Blaine place, from 750 feet 
w^est of Lincoln avenue west 440 
feet; size, 8 inches; probable cost, 
including- hydrants and basins, 
$660.00. Pays 13 cents. 

In 122nd street, from Peoria street 
to Halsted street; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $1,050.00. Pays 14 
cents. 

In Nelson street, from Lavergne 
avenue west 150 feet; size, 8 in- 
ches: probable cost, including hy- 
drants and basins, $225.00. Pays 8 
cents. 

In Patterson avenue, from ISar- 
ragansett avenue east 490 feet; size. 
8 inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $735.00. Pays 
6 cents. 

In Loyola avenue, from Clark 
street to East Ravenswood avenue; 
size, 8 inches; probable cost, in- 
cluding hydrants and basins. $1,- 
500.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In 80th street, from State street 
to W^ abash avenue, and in Wabash 
avenue from 80th street to 81st 
street: size, 8 inches; probable cost, 
including hydrants and basins. $1.- 
575.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In south side of Washington 
Ijoulevard, from Waller avenue to 
Parkside avenue; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost, including hydrants 
and basins, $600.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In 79th street, from Yates ave- 
nue to Saginaw avenue; size, 8 
inches: probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $2,475.00. 'Cir- 
culation, account paving. 

In Grand avenue, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to Noble street: size, 8 
inches: probable cost, including 
liydrants and basins, $5,989.00. Cir- 
culation account paving. 

In Racine avenue, from 48th 
street to alley north of Garfield 
boulevard: size, 8 inches: probable 
cost, including hydrants and basins, 



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$6,705.00. Circulation acoount pav- 
ing. 

In Robey street, from Kenilworth 
avenue north 168 feet; size, 8 in- 
ches, probable cost, including hy- 
drants and basins, $252.00. Circu- 
lation. 

In Harrison street, from Cicero 
avenue to Laramie avenue; size, 12 
inches; iprobable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $5,900.00. Cir^ 
culation account paving. 

In Hamlin avenue, from Addison 
street to Cornelia avenue; size, 8 
inches; probable cost, including 
hydrants and basins, $996.00. Cir- 
culation account paving. 

In Western avenue, from Lincoln 
avenue to Foster avenue; size, 12 
inches; probable cost, including hy- 
drants and basins, $5,400.00. Cir- 
culation account paving. 

In Bryn Mawr avenue, from 
Central avenue to Parkside ave-' 
mie; size, 12 inches; probable cost, 
including 'hydrants and basins, 
$700.00. Circulation. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
•Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link. Capitain. Pretzel, 
LipDs, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey. 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch. Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 



Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68. 
Naijs — None. 



Establishment of Grades of Sundry 
Streets. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 
Department of Public Works,] 
Bureau of Sewers, )■ 
Chicago, May 12, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the ■ Mayor and 
the City Council: 
Gentlemen — ^The accompanying 
proposed ordinance to establish the 
grades of sundry streets in the City 
of Chicago is respectfully sub- 
mitted, with the recommendation 
that it be passed. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by 
(Signed) William B. Matthews, 

Bench Engineer, 

(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Superintendent, Bureau of Sewers. 

' Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of the ordinance 
transmitted with the foregoing 
communication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna. Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey. Doyle, Martin. Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball Merriam, Cross. 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. McNichols 
Klaus Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner. Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel. Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts. Healy, 
Murray. Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller. Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel. 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy. Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea. Fisher 



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Michaeison, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing, the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grades of 
the following streets, at the points 
and lines herein indicated, be and 
hereby are established at the fol- 
lowing elevations (in feet) above 
Chicago City Datum : 
x\t the intersection of South 
Oakley avenue and West 

69th street 24.7 

At the intersection of South 
Irving avenue and West 69th 

street 24.8 

On the norftheast corner of 
West 89th street and South 
Loomis street (inside grade) 27.5 
On the east side of South 
Loomis street, at a point 
sixty feet north of the north 
line of West 89th street (in- 
side grade) 27.0 

On the east side of South 
Loomis street at the first 
alley north of West 89th 
street (inside grade) ....... 25.7 

On the northeast curb corner 
of South Hoyne avenue and 

West 90th street 76.8 

On the west curb line of South 
Hoyne avenue at a point 243 
feet north of the northwest 
dorner of West 90th street 
and South Hoyne avenue... 71.3 
On the east curb line of South 
Hoyne avenue, at a point 243 
feet north of the northwest 
corner of West 90th street 
and South Hoyne avenue... 70.3 
-Alt the intersection of Cahokia 

avenue and East 76th street. 6.3 
On Cahokia avenue, at the first 
alley south of East ^Sth 
street 6.3 j 



At the • intersection of South 
Francisco avenue and West 
67th street 25.0 

On West 118th street, at 230 
feet east of the east line of 
South Peoria street 35.0 

At the intersection of South 
Kilbourn avenue and West 
27th street 21.0 

On South Troy street at the 
first alley south of Archer 

. avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of South 
State street and East 37th 
street 16.4 

On West 100th street at 100 
feet west of the west line of 
Prospect avenue 50.6 

On West 100th street at 150 
feet west of the west line of 
Prospect avenue 51.9 

On Blaine place at 630 feet 
east of the east line of North 
Rockwell street 16.0 

At the intersection of Blaine 
place and North Rockwell 
street 14.O 

On North Clark street at 350 
feet northwesterly of the 
northwest corner of North 
Clark street and Wisconsin 
stt-eet 19.2 

On Lunt avenue at 200 feet 
west of west line of Green- 
view avenue 10.0 

The above elevations as fixed 
shall be measured from the plane 
of low water in Lake Michigan of 
A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Mich- 
igan Canal and adopted by the late 
Hoard of Drainage Commissioners, 
and by the late Board of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago and 
fixed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago on July 11, A. D. 1898, 
by an ordinance relating to the cor- 
rected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block Bench Mark, wiiich deter- 
mines the base or datum for city 
levels, and now represented by Sec- 
tion 1063 of Chicago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances conflicting with 



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this lordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force froih and after its 
passage. 



Repeal of Ordinance Granting Per- 
imssion to Wolf Brothers Com- 
pany to Erect an Ornamen- 
tal Clock. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Department of Public Works/ 
Bureau of Compensation, I 
Chicago, May 20, 1915. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor, and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith 
an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
granting permission to Wolf Broth- 
ers Cpmp any to erect and maintain 
an ornamental clock in the side- 
walk space at 103 South Clark 
street. 

The privilege referred to was re- 
moved by the grantee in July, 1914, 
in compliance with an order of the 
City Council directing the removal 
of obstructions in the downtown 
district and the grantee has re- 
quested the repeal of the ordinance 
in order that it may be released of 
future liability on the bond. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

(Signed) H. V. MgGurren, 

. \, Superintendent, Bureau of 
I v^ Compensation. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Al|d. Healy moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Y^cfs-^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern. Werner, Richerl, 
Hick6y, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Meriiam, Cross> 



Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Smith, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Walkowiak, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Elli- 
son, K,jellander, Wallace. Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link. Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy. Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman. , Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 68, 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance a® 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordmance 
passed by the City Council June 10, 
1907, and appearing upon pages 
618-19 of the printed Journal of 
the Council proceedings of said 
date, granting permission to Wolf 
Brothers Company, a corporation, 
its successors and assigns, to erect 
and maintain an ornamental clock 
opposite their place of business, lo- 
cated at 103 South Clark street, 
which ordinance was amended June 
3, 1912, as printed upon page 524 
of the printed Journal of the Coun- 
cil proceedings of said last men- 
tioned date, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force froih and 
after its passage. 



Removal of Pole in Alley. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com^ 
munication transmitted therewith, 
ordered placed on file: 

Department of Public Works,] 
Commissioner's Office,}- 
Chicago, May 19, 1915.J 

The Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council: 
Gentlemen — ^On May ; 3, 191 & 



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(Council Proceedings, page 100), 
the City Council passed an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Public 
Works to require the Oommon- 
wealth Edison Company to remove 
pole in alley north of West 59th 
street, between South Hoyne ave- 
nue and South Seeley avenue, a dis- 
tance of five feet east of its present 
location. 

Under date of May 14th T wrote 
your honorable body, transmitting 
letter from Mr. William H. Arthur, 
for the Commonwealth Edison Com- 
pany, stating that the expense of 
removing the pole should not be 
borne by the Commonwealth Edison 
Gomipany. That letter was referred 



to the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries. 

I herewith transmit a second let- 
ter from xMr. Arthur, stating that 
the Aetna Sand and Gravel Company 
has deposited with the Common- 
wealth Edison Company a sum suf- 
ficient to defray the expense of re- 
moving the pole, so that the matter 
is satisfactorily settled. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was (oirdered published and 
placed on file: 



Department of Public Works,] 
Bureau of Maps and Plats, }► 
Chicago. May 21, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Comncil, City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Herewith please find fifth supplementary verification re- 
port on petition for street railway in Chicago avenue, from N. Clark street 
to the Lake Shore drive. 

Fourth Supplementary Verification (See C. P. 1-4-15, p. 2686.) 

recapitulation. 

Total property frontage 6,692.30 

Ma.jority of which is." 3,346.16 

Total frontage signed 4,033.14 

Total frontage rejected 0.00 

Total frontage verified 4,033.14 

4.033.14 



^tJRPLUs 686.98 ft. 

Wolcott's Addition to Chicago in Section 
9-39-14. Sub of Block 33 with Block 50 
of Kinzie's Add. 

Frontage Frontage 
Lot Block Rejected Verified 
Lawrence F. McCloud — W. 24 feet 1 24.00 

Kinzie's Addition to Chicago in Section 
10-39-14. Lill Brewery Sub of Block 54. 
State Bank of Chicago, Trustee (By S. E. 

Knecht, Secretary^ 11 25.00 

State Bank of Chicago. Trustee (By S. E. 

Knedht, StHM-etary — W. 8 inches 12 0.67 



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Add: 



Credit given Catherine Manning in verifica- 



49.67 
686.98 

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tion reipiort of June 22, 1914, for W. 24 
feet of Lot 1, in Sub of Block 33, of 
Wiolcott's Add. to Chicago, in Section 
9-39-14, with Block 50 of Kinzie's Add- 
to Chicagio:, to be deducted, now credited 
to Lawrence F. McCloud 



4.00 



SURPLUS . 712.65 ft. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Verified by 

( Signed T Jno. D. Riley, 

Superintendent of Maps. 



FIRE MARSHAL. 



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Installation of Gas Shiit-oflfs 
Bmldings. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Fire Marshal, which was, to- 
gether with the ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary: 

Fire Department,] 
Chicago, May 24, 1915.| 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith 
a draft of an ordinance made by the 
Conporation Counsel at my sugges- 
tion placing under the supervision 
of the Chief of the Bureau of Fire 
Prevention & Public Safety the en- 
forcement of the- ordinance requir- 
ing the installation of gas shut-oflfs, 
and respectfully ask that your Hon- 
orable Body pass this ordinance. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Thomas O'Connor, 

Fire Marshal. 



GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF 
POLICE. 

Report of Robberj^ Complaints. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 



the General Superintendent of Po- 
lice, which was, together with the 
report transmitted therewith, or- 
dered placed on file: 

Office of the General Super-] 

intendent of Police, I 

Chicago, May 24, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable 
Body on October 19, 1914, T trans- 
mit herewith a list of 45 robberies 
reported to this department during 
the week ending at 8:00 A. M., May 
22, 1915. This includes six at- 
tempted robberies, one handbag 
snatching and one report of rob- 
bery which upon investigation was 
found to be false. 

Twelve arrests were made in the 
cases repioirted during the past week, 
and eight arrests were made in rob- 
bery cases previously reported to 
your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed C. G. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

Aissessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Tm- 



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304 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



May 



1915. 



90% refunds of special assessments) 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
406]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chic ago m City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Superintendent of Streets 
in re payment of maintenance for 
two automobiles in the Bureau of 
Streets, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to pay for rent of two 
automobiles used in the Bureau of 
Streets by Thomas L. Dooley and 
James La Yc^lle in charge of asphalt 
repairs and in charge of street re- 
storation, respectively, at the rate 
paid during the year 1914 for said 
machines. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The sam»^ committee submitt(»d 
the following rc^jort, which was. on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferi'ed and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Commissioner of Health 
in re money due Chicago Railw^ays 
Company, having had the same un- 



der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his 
request of May 13th, 1915, attached 
hereto, to issue a voucher in favor 
of Chicago Railways Company in the 
sum of Two Hundred Seventy-three 
and Thirty-four One-hundredths 
f '$273.34 j Dollars, being amount due 
said Chicago Railways Company 
under agreement to construct street 
car track to the Grace street dump, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from Account 37 T 
91, appropriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed I John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communication 
from the former Chairman of the 
Crime Committee asking for an ap- 
propriation to print report, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Business Agent 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
have printed 2,000 extra copies of 
the Crime Committee's report for a 
sum not to exceed Two Hundred 
Thirty-seven ($237.00) Dollars, 
said expense to be paid from Ac- 
count 22 U 2, appropriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
!^ Signed John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

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ALSO, 

J'he same committee submitted 



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the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the General Superintend- 
ent of Police in re overtime in po- 
lice shops, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, Thai the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of May 17, 1915, 
attached hereto, to alloNv overtime 
in the police shops for the period 
ending May 15, 1915, of two and 
five -sixteenths days. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following r^^port, w^hich was, on 
motilon of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

" Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of, Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the General Superintend- 
ent of Police in re employment of 
three ambulance surgeons, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of May 13, 1915, 
attached hereto, to employ three ad- 
ditional ambulance surgeons for a 
period of four months, at not to ex- 
ceed One Hundred ($100.00) Dol- 
lars per month each, expense of 



same tloi be (Charged to appropria- 
tions heretofore made under Ac- 
count 30 A 8. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Superintendent of Police 
in re purchase of horses (referred 
May 10, 1915), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the fol towing order : 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request attached hereto, to 
purchase twenty horses for the Po- 
lice Department from the owmer or 
owners there'of, without advertising, 
at not^to exceed $250.00 per horse. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed^ John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from Department of Supplies 
in re additional appropriation for 
said department, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the fbllowing order: 



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May 24, 1915. 



Ordered, That the Business Agent 
be and he is hereby authorized to 
employ one junior stenographer at 
not to exceed the rate of Eight Hun- 
dred Forty ($840.00) Dollars per 
annum and to employ two junior 
clerks at the rate of not to exceed 
Eight Hundred Forty ($840.00) each 
per annum, for a period of six 
months, the expense of said ste- 
nographer and clerks to be charged 
to appropriations heretofore made 
for said department. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, \yhich was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. • 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from City Comptroller in re 
settlement with Frank B. Dyche for 
sundry special assessment tax sales, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the fellow- 
ing order: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 
has tax claims against Lots six (6) 
and seven (7), Block two (2) of 
Oounselman's Subdivision of the 
South half (S. V2) of the Southeast 
quarter (S. E. %) of the Northwest 
quarter (N. W. %) Section fifteen 
(15 u Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, 
amounting with interest and cost of 
deeds to $510.54, exclusive of a 
forfeiture on the third installment 
of Special Assessment Warrant 
No. 38811, amounting to $11.87, and 
Frank B. Dyche has filed a petition 
in the Torrens Office for the initial 
registration of said property, and has 
offered to to settle the City's claim. 



exclusive of said forfeiture, for the 
sum of Four Hundred and Sixty 
($460.00) Dollars, and the Corpora- 
tion Counsel has advised that such 
proposition be accepted by the City; 
Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and hereby are authorized 
and directed to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a quit claim 
deed from the City of Chicago to 
Frank B. Dyche of all interest ac- 
quired by the City of Chicago in and 
to said premises by and through six 
certain tax deeds recorded as Docu- 
ments Nos. 4358504, 4542862, 
4784535, 4925072, 5122672, 5371134 
and by and through one certain tax 
deed for which the City has made 
application under the sale of 1912, 
which has not yet been recoidpd: 
and that upon the exhibiting of a 
certificate of redemption from said 
forfeiture and the payment of said 
sum of Four Hundred and Sixty 
($460) Dollars, and the charge for 
the revenue stamps required to be 
affixed on said deed, the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
to deliver said quit claim deed to 
Frank B. Dyche, and also to sur- 
render two certain tax certificates, 
Nos. 49887 and 49888, obtained un- 
der the sale of 1913. properly en- 
dorsed on behalf of th'e City of 
Chicago. 

Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 

the following report, which was, on 

motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 

and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24. 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicaffo in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claim of Jim 
Hrode for refund of delicatessen li- 
cense fee (referred Feb. 8, 1915), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 



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307 



ommend the passage "of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to pay to Jim 
Hrode the sum of Five ($5.00) Dol- 
lars, being amount paid in error for 
delicatessen license No. 162, and 
charge same to Ac(^o<unt 22 U 2, ap- 
propriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred amendment to 
council order of March 29th in re 
claims of Patrick Keevan and 
others, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on March 
29, 1915, and shown at page 4194 of 
the council proceedings o-f that 
date, directing payment to sundry 
persons for time lost, be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows* 
By striking out of the 10th, 11th 
and .12th lines of said order the fol- 
Howmg "appropriations heretofore 
made for said pumping stations" 
and inserting in lieu thereof "an 
appropriation made for the pay- 
ment of claims for time lost at the 
various pumping stations." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 



motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claim of Wil- 
lard G. Lindsay fo>r services (re- 
ferred Nov. 30, 1914), having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Chairman of 
the Committee on Downtown Mu- 
nicipal Improvements be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
issue voucher in favor of Willard 
G. Lindsay in the sum of Forty- 
four and Seventy-five One-hun- 
dredths ($44.75) Dollars for steno- 
graphic services rendered said 
committee during the year 1913, 
and the Gomptmiler is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations 
heretofore made for the Committee 
on Downtown Municipal Improve- 
ments. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re payment of re- 
serve on side track under contract 
with the Illinois & Northern Rail- 
way Co. for side track at Marshall 
Boulevard Municipal Plant, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 



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May 24, 1915. 



of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of May 14, 1915, to is- 
sue a voucher to the Illinois North- 
ern Railway, in an amount of 
$1,292.41, being the 15% reserve 
withheld on its contract dated 
March 31, 1914, for laying side 
tracks at the Marshall Blvd. Munic- 
ipal Plant. This payment is to be 
made on accbunt of the City not 
being able to permit the Illinois 
Northern Railway to finish all the 
work on the side tracks until all 
buildings of the Marshall Blvd. 
Municipal Plant have been com- 
pleted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed' John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claim of Joseph 
Oborny fo^r damage to sewer pipe 
by employes of the Water Pipe Ex- 
tension Division (referred Feb. 15, 
1915), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to issue 
a voucher in favor of Joseph Oborny 
in the sum of Thirty-eight and 
Fifty One-hundredths ($38.50) Dol- 
lars, being amount expended for re- 
pairs to sewer pipe at 1617 Racine 
avenue, drain damaged by repairs 
made to water pipe at that point, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay saihe from Account 503 \\ ap- 
propriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed^ John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Ri-chert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claim of E. J. 
Panos for refund of building per- 
mit fees (referred Mar. 22, 1915), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to issue 
a voucher in favor of E. J. Panos 
in the sum of Sixty-eight and Sixty 
One-hundredths ($68.60^ Dollars, 
being refund of $50.80 charged for, 
water under unused building per- 
mit No. A 21498 and Seventeen and 
Eighty One-hundredths ($17.80) 
Dollars for water under unused 
building permit No. A 21499, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from Account 600 U. ap- 
propriations 1915. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed' John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, defe-rred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago. May 24, 191^. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance^ to 
Whom was referred claim of Sec- 
ond Baptist Church for decrease of 
water tax (referred Oct. 5, 1914), 
liaving had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave lo report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



309 



Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to decrease all charges 
for water assessed against ;prem- 
ises 100-106 South Ashland avenue, 
unpaid from May, 1912, being 
pnoperty of the Second Baptist 
Church, and place said propertv on 
the free list of Section 2755 of The 
Chicago Code. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, or 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 



whom was referred claim of Sheri- 
dan Storage Company for refund of 
water tax (referred Nov. 18, 1914), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow^- 
ing ord'er : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to issue 
a voucher in favor of Sheridan 
Storage Company in the sum of Six 
and Fifty-nine One -hundredths 
($0.59) Dollars, being rebate of 
water tax paid on 6133 Broadway 
on account of wrong property pay- 
ment (to be issued on duplicate re- 
ceipt), and the Commissioner of 
Public Works is further directed to 
bring said charge back on the books 
and to (proceed to collect the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

motinn^'n/AM ^0^"^^^^^!^ /'^bmitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 

^^Imhled^ '''''^ ^^^^''^^'^ of the City of Chicago in City Council As- 

fr>.rv.^Q''^^T"^'^^?^ """^ Finance, to ^^*om was referred communications 
irom Smoke Inspector and Commissioner of Gas and Electricitv in re trans- 
fers of funds, baving had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller and City Treasurer be and they 
are hereby authorized and directed to make the following transfers in 
appropriations for the year 1915 in accordance with the requests of the 
heads of departments attached hereto : 
Department of Smoke Inspection— 

From Account 42 S, persional services $ loo.OO 

To Account 42 T, impersonal services ' % 100.00 

Department of Gas and Electricity 

From Account 80 B 21, hire of teams, etc 1,000 00 

From Account 80 B 40, hire of teams, etc '4OO 00 

T^ Account 80 B 20, hire of teams, etc 500 00 

To Account 80 B 22, hire of teams, etc 100*00 

To Account 80 B 30, hire of teams, etc 300 00 

To Account 80 B 41, hire of teams, etc 500.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(^*^"^^d) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



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May 24, 1915. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was. on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published : 

Chicago, May 2-i, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
Whom was referred two communi- 
cations from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re uncollectible 
water taxes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the orders attached hereto: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of Water be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to decrease 
from the books of the Bureau of 
Water the balance of an uncollect- 
ible water meter bill, amounting to 
$10.76, against Gus Katsulos, for 
water delivered to premises 911 
Orleans street, 6 N. Ill, for the rea- 
sons stated in the attached copy of 
letter from Assistant Corporation 
Counsel J. J. Yiterna, dated May 
7, 1915, and the attached copies of 
reports from the Bureau of Water 
and for the further reason that ad- 
ditional effort and expense to col- 
lect are not warranted. 



Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of Water be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to decrease 
from the books of the Bureau of 
Water the balance of an uncollect- 
ible water meter bill, amounting to 
$8.12, against Michael Joyce, for 
water delivered to premises 3037 
Wabash avenue, Suspense Acct. No. 
2-746, for the reasons stated in the 
attached copy of letter from Asst. 
Corporation Counsel J. J. Viterna, 
dated May 10, 1915, and the at- 
tached copies of reports from the 
Bureau of Water and for the fur- 
ther reason that additional effort 



and expense to collect are not war- 
ranted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed; John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Y'our Committee on Finance, to 
Whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner, of 
Public Works in re laying of water 
main in East Grand avenue to new 
municipal pier, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he hereby 
is authorized and directed to lay a 
16-inch water main in E. Grand 
avenue from Rush street to the 
outer drive, and in the outer drive 
from E. Grand avenue to Illinois 
street, and to connect same at the 
proper points with existing mains, 
one-half the expense of laying said 
mains to be paid for from the appro- 
priations heretofore made for the 
extension of water mains, and one- 
half from the appropriations here- 
tofore made for the construction of 
Pier No. 2. 

Respectfully submitted, 
f Signed' John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago. May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



311 



whom was referred claim of Fannie 
A. Wright for wages (referred 
March 8, 1915), having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local 
Improvements be and it is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue a 
voucher in favor of Fannie A. 
Wrig^ht for one day's pay deducted 
during 1914 because of absence on 
account of illness, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations heretofore 
made for salaries in the Board of 
Local Improvements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago, in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claims of Beach 
& Beach and F. J. Farra for refunds 
of permit fees (referred March 22, 
1915), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to pay to Beach & 
Beach the sum of Two ($2.00) Dol- 
lars, being amount paid for Build- 
ing Permit No. A 14673, taken out 
in error, and to pay to F. J. Farra 
the sum of Two ($2.00) Dollars, be- 
ing amount paid for building per- 
mit No. A 14948, taken out in du- 
plicate, and charge same to Account 
22 U 2, appropriations 1915. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claims of Louis 
T. Schuberth and Peter Bartzen for 
services as appraisers (re-referred 
May 10, 1915), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to issue 
vouchers in favor of Louis T. Schu- 
berth in the sum of seventy-five 
($75.00) dollars and Peter Bartzen 
in the sum of Seventy-five ($75.00) 
dollars for services rendered as ar- 
bitrators in the matter of building 
located at 1215-17 Diversey boule- 
vard, and charge same to Account 
36 T, appropriations 1915, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay said 
vouchers when properly approved 
by the Commissioner of Buildings, 
from said account. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which vv^as, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom were referred claims of Mrs. 
M. Henry (re-referred March 22, 
1915), Mrs. Mellisa Smith and Mary 
Fleming (referred March 22, 1915) 
for wages, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 



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May 24. 1915. 



and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered. That the VAiy Comptrol- 
ler he and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to pay to the following 
named persons the amounts set op- 
posite their names, heing for wages 
withheld as janitresses in the City 
Hall on the dates named, and charge 
same to Account 22 U 2. appropria- 
tions 1915: 
Mrs. M. Henry, June 9th to 

June 27th, 1914 $36.00 

Mrs. Melissa Smith, Jan. 25tli 

to Feb. 4th, 1915 22.60 

Mary Fleming, Dec. 15th to 

Dec. 31st, 1914 30.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom were referred claims of 01- 
lie A. Hoge (referred March 22nd, 
1915), Nicholas Breilling and John 
Quinn (referred March 29th, 1915) 
for wages, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
|)ort and recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to issue 
vouchers in favor of the following 
named persons in the amounts set 
opposite their names, being amounts 
deducted from wages on account of 
illness at the pumping stations 
named, and the Comi)trollei' is or- 
dered to pay the same from ap|)ro- 
pr'iations made for the payment of 
claims for lime lost at the vai'ious 
pumping stations : 
Ollie M. Hoge. Fe}). 3rd to 

March 2nd. 14th Street 



Pumping Station $25.25 

Nicholas Breilling, Feb. 16th 
to March 5th, Central Park 
Avenue Pumping Station. . 47.36 
John Ouinn, Feb. 16th to 
March 1st, Central Park 
Avenue Pumping Station.. 44.19 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairm.an. 

ALSO, 

The same* committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, May 24 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
wii'om were referred claims of J. 
Payser for balance of deposit (re- 
ferred February 15, 1915 . I. L. 
Withall. (referred Feb. 19, 1915^ 
and J. €. Ratner, (referred March 8, 
i915\ for refund of expense of re- 
pairing drains, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to pay to the following 
nanied persons the amounts set op- 
posite their names, same to be m 
full of all claims for amounts ex- 
pended for repairs of drain stubs at 
the locations named, and charge 
same to Account 22 U 2. appropria- 
tions 1915 : 

J. Payser, 33 1 4 Lowe avenue .$11 .00 
T. L. Withall, 6128 South Hal- 

sted street 50.00 

J. C. Ratner, 4028-30 Harri- 
son street 79.31 

Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed' John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same committee submitted 
tlie following report, which was. on 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



313 



motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom were referred claims of J. 
Heldam and M. M. Keeley (referred 
March 1, 1915), G. S. Ghastin and 
John S. Tresch (referred March 29, 
,1915) or repairs to water pipe, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and re- 
commend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to is- 
sue vouchers in favor of the follow- 
ing named persons in the amounts 
set opposite their names, same to 
be in full of all claims for expense 
incurred as indicated, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
isame from Account 503 E 20, ap- 
propriations 1915: 
J. Heldam, locating leak at 54 

W. 18th street $22.80 

M. M. Keeley, expense of lo- 
cating service pipe on west 
side of Lawndale avenue 
south of Douglas boulevard. 37.60 
G. S. Ghastin, thawing water 

pipe, 3919 N. Kildare ave.. / 4.85 
John S. Tresch, repairing leak 
in water pipe, 7804 Lowe 

avenue '. 12.95 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A, Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same, committee submitted 
the following report, w^hich was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom were referred claims of 



George Beidler & Go. (referred Octo- 
ber 5, 1914), Louis Morris and Mrs. 
John Milan (referred October 19, 
1914 1, for decreases of water rates, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to make 
the following decreases of water 
taxes assessed against premises 
named, in accordance with the re- 
ports of a sub-committee attached 
hereto, upon payment of balance 
due: 

George Beidler & Co., 314-|6 

S. Sangamon street $121.50 

George Beidler & Co., 945-9 
W. Jackson boulevard. . . . 95.00 

Louis Morris, 1334-52 South 

Kedzie avenue 8,13 

Louis Morris, 1338 South 

Kedzie avenue 67.81 

Mrs. John Milan, 5033 Lin- 
coln avenue 2.25 

Respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) John A, Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Asse7nbled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom, were referred claims of Eliz- 
abeth Keeler (referred October 19. 
1914), Nash-Dowdle Company (re- 
ferred November 9, 1914), A. O. 
Gerndt (referred November 30, 
1914), M. Schiller (referred Decem- 
ber 28, 1914', Bartholomae & Roes- 
ing Brewing & Malting Co. (refer- 
red January 15, 1915), H. J. Atwood 
(referred Jan. 25, 1915) and Pitt 
Engineering Co. (referred February 
19, 1915) for compensation for dam- 
age on account of burst water main. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



xMay 24, 1915. 



having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here>- 
by authorized and directed to issue 
vouchers in favor of the following 
named persons in the amounts set 
opposite their names, same to be in 
full of all claims for damages 
against the city caused by the burst- 
ing of water main on the dates in- 
dicated to property located at the 
premises named, and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to pay the same from 
Account 503 U, appropriations 1915 : 
Mrs. Elizabeth Keeler, June 

20, 1914, 2723 N. Kedzie 

avenue $ 40.00 

Nash-Dowdle Company, June 

20, 1913, Wilson avenue 

bridge 221.85 

A. 0. Gerndt, Oct. 19, 1914, 

6556-8 Cottage Grove ave. 36.12 
M. Schiller, Dec. 14, 1914, 

1856-8 Elston avenue 25.00 

Bartholomae & Roesing Brg. 

& Malt. Co., Oct. 19, 1914, 

6558 Cottage Grove avenue 25.00 
H. J. Atwood, Jan. 8, 1915, 

4034 Monroe street 25.00 

Pitt Engineering Co., April 

8, 1914, 120 W. Kinzie st. . 169.00 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of a sub- 
committee attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 
^Signed) John A. Richert. 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, May 24, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assf^mblcd: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom were referred claims of B. & 
O. Chicago T. Ry. Go. (referred 
March 2, 191 4 \ Minnie Nootbaar 



(referred May 18, 1914), Katie Ho- 
lub, Bito Laparta, and Park Avenue 
Hospital (referred May 25, 1914), 
C. A. Winston, Abraham Kuh, Cath- 
erine Donoghue, Commonwealth 
Savings Bank, Chicago Mill & Lum^- 
ber Co., Tony Stein, Mrs. J. L. Mur- 
phy, Mathias Mann and Cremin & 
O'Connor (referred June 9, 1914), 
U. S. Brewing Co. (referred June 
15, 1914), H. C. Zuttermeister & Co., 
John A. Lynch, B. Norris and Mrs. 
W. R. Burdick (referred June 22, 
1914), T. W. Saunders and I. L. 
Harvey (referred June 29, 191"4), 
Stanley Pawlak, Henry Sergeant, 
Loula & Veprich, Brunswick-Balke 
Co., Sanitary Laundry Co., W. T. 
Stewart, F. E. Lackowski, Miss D. 
Webb, John J. Cushing, E. E. Hoad- 
ley, A. E. Zuergensen, Charles Kiper 
Estate, George B. Levee, A. P. Ran- 
kin & Co., Shaw Teaming Co., Traders 
Safe & Trust Building, H. Welge, 
Mrs. R. Wink and Rudolph Wosslick 
^referred Oct. 5, 1914), Peoples Gas 
Light & Coke Co., Gross Photo Co., 
Artistic Wood Turning Works, Ba- 
(leaux & Co., Bismarck Garden, Wil- 
liam M. Webster and Mrs. L. Killeen 
(referred Oct. 19, 1914), State Bank 
of Chicago, Margaret Joyce, J. V. 
Carroll, J. F. Eudeikis, Thomas E. 
Mayes and Mrs. Agnes O'Brien (re- 
ferred October 26, 1914), Mrs. R. 
Goldberg, John Zoonar, A. Silver- 
berg and John J. Coburn (referred 
Nov. 9, 1914), Mrs. Emma F. War- 
dell, O'Meara Parlor Frame Co. and 
F. J. Ehrman (referred Nov. 18, 
1914), Fred E. Mayers. Mrs. James 
F. Todd, D. D. Smith and H. Merz 
(referred Nov. 30, 1912\ Mrs. Cath- 
erine Howe, George T. Steen (re- 
ferred Dec. 7, 191 4 ^ H. M. Howell, 
Holies (Sc. Rogers and Schulze Bros. 
'referred Dec. 14, 1914), Irving 
Shuman, William Owen and G. G. 
Fllmore (referred Dec. 28, 1914), 
Walter J. Narozny (referred Jan. 4. 
1915), F. H. Hebard (referred Jan. 
11, 1915) and Elmer C. Bye, re- 
ceiver (re